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Catholic Aviation Association combines GA, faith

Article | Sep 17, 2014

The Catholic Aviation Association wants to use faith, flying, and fellowship to promote general aviation.

Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

Article | Sep 10, 2014

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Letters: Tall Tale (That’s True)

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

The rare warbirds Senior Editor Dave Hirschman found on a Texas ranch—and the story of their owner—elicited many comments from our members.

Record setter gets second chance at pilot certificate

Article | Sep 03, 2014

A double heart valve replacement kept Rachel Carter—who at 9 years old had set the unofficial record for youngest pilot of a transcontinental flight—from earning her private pilot certificate after her medical certificate was denied. Many years later, she received her medical and is able to resume her quest for a private pilot certificate.

Education, social events planned for ‘Flying’ Aviation Expo

Article | Aug 27, 2014

The Flying Aviation Expo will offer something for everyone at its inaugural event in Palm Springs, California.

Pilot to use L-139 to draw girls to aviation

Article | Aug 01, 2014

When Dianna Stanger hops out of her new L-139 prototype fighter on the flight line at airshows and fly-ins among the other warbirds, she hopes girls and young women will become inspired to enter aviation as a hobby or career.

Letters: Traffic dead ahead?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Tom Haines’ ‘Waypoints’ column on the ADS-B debate received a lot of response from members who, like the author, see its promise.

WomenVenture participants swarm Boeing Plaza at AirVenture

Article | Jul 30, 2014

A throng of women in purple T-shirts arrived at Boeing Plaza on Thursday, July 30, ready to proclaim to everyone at EAA AirVenture that they love aviation.

AOPA Live This Week - July 24, 2014

Video | Jul 24, 2014

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta visits AOPA and is speaking out about third class medical reform. We fly with Patty Wagstaff in Kenya, and we fly the PBY-5A Catalina. Its an unsung hero of WWII.

Under fire

Article | Jul 23, 2014

A small corps of pilots patrols protected land in Kenya, facing an increasing threat from poachers as inclined to shoot aircraft as elephants.

WomenVenture to celebrate seventh year at EAA AirVenture

Article | Jul 22, 2014

Women attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, can participate in a slate of events focused on excitement and career possibilities within the aviation community.

Team flying Cirrus SR22 wins Air Race Classic

Article | Jun 24, 2014

A past winner was among the three members of a team that flew a Cirrus SR22 to victory in the 2014 Air Race Classic.

Letters: AOPA 75 Years

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

Our May 2014 issue was dedicated to the anniversary of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, encouraging members to comment, reflect—and correct.

Women find their wings

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2014

Mary Latimer has declared 2014 “The Year of the Woman Pilot.”

Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Article | Apr 16, 2014

Friends of wing walker Jane Wicker want to restore her 450-horsepower Stearman biplane, destroyed in a June 2013 accident that killed Wicker and her pilot.

Women form club within West Valley Flying Club

Article | Apr 11, 2014

Female pilots and enthusiasts who belong to California's Palo Alto West Valley Flying Club formed the Women of West Valley for camaraderie and to encourage more to fly.

Changing perceptions, growing numbers

Article | Apr 10, 2014

Fly It Forward events held in 96 locations on four continents gave 5,703 girls and women their first general aviation experience.

FAA hands out master pilot, mechanic awards at Sun 'n Fun

Article | Apr 04, 2014

Former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, Women Airforce Service Pilot Bernice Haydu, and Sun 'n Fun founding director Billy Henderson were among the recipients of the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot and Charles Taylor Master Mechanic awards.

Briefing: Where it all began

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

It was 1939 and war was looming in Europe. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president of the United States.

Women in Aviation holds record-setting event

Article | Mar 13, 2014

More than 4,500 attendees packed the twenty-fifth annual Women in Aviation International conference in March, setting a record for the association.

Organization promotes women in FAA technical jobs

Article | Mar 12, 2014

The Technical Women's Organization was created to help females with careers at the FAA.

Turnout strong at 'Fly it Forward' events

Article | Mar 12, 2014

AOPA regional managers “flew it forward” to give women and girls their first taste of aviation during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.

AWAM promotes women for aviation maintenance careers

Article | Mar 11, 2014

The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance promotes careers in a segment with few females.

Organization for women airline pilots needed despite advances

Article | Mar 11, 2014

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots champions and supports women in the cockpit.

Flights introduce women, girls to aviation

Article | Mar 06, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker flew four women and girls on two flights March 4 as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week activities designed to introduce more women and girls to aviation.

Airshow pilot, wing walker seek to inspire women

Article | Mar 04, 2014

Woman to woman, what’s it take to break into the aviation industry, either for a career or a hobby? Have a dream. Get an education. Be disciplined and persevere. It’s never too late.

Scholarships open for students, vets, women

Article | Feb 28, 2014

High school, college, and flight training students, along with veterans and women, are eligible for scholarships with upcoming deadlines.

Able Flight seeks female pilot candidates

Article | Feb 11, 2014

Women with physical disabilities are being encouraged to apply for Able Flight’s flight training scholarships.

Famous Pilot

Article | Jan 17, 2014

Emily Howell Warner says her parents couldn’t afford to send her to college, so after graduating from high school she looked into becoming a stewardess.

Ponderosa Aero Club

Article | Jan 16, 2014

With eight aircraft, 175 members, and dozens of events throughout the year, Ponderosa Aero Club is very much a part of the aviation community in and around Boise, Idaho.

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week set

Article | Jan 08, 2014

During the week of March 3 through 9, airports and pilots will introduce girls and women to aviation through free flights, aviation activities, and more.

Air Race Classic accepting entries for 2014 event

Article | Jan 02, 2014

The Air Race Classic began accepting entries for the June event on Jan. 2.

President's Position: Working together

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

America may be the land of the rugged individualist, but there are times when it’s best not to go it alone. That goes for organizations as well as people.

Scholarships open for helo pilots, maintenance, more

Article | Oct 31, 2013

Scholarship applications have opened for rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians, students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, women in aviation maintenance, and Young Eagles.

Air Race Classic organizers prepare for 2014 race

Article | Oct 15, 2013

Air Race Classic organizers are getting the word out about the 2014 race.

Briefing: Inverted Jenny stamp to be reissued

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

The 24-cent airmail stamp with the inverted Jenny, originally issued May 10, 1918, was scheduled to be reissued as a $2 stamp.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

True or False? The bar-tailed godwit, a shorebird, migrates from its breeding grounds in Alaska to its winter grounds in New Zealand by flying nonstop and diagonally across the Pacific Ocean, a distance of more than 7,000 miles.

Fly Well: Hip to be hip

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” stated Friedrich Nietzsche. And the reverse is true—making oneself stronger reduces the chance of a premature journey across the river Styx.

Lufthansa, Women of Aviation Worldwide to boost female pilots

Article | Aug 27, 2013

Lufthansa hopes its partnership with the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide will attract more female pilot applicants.

Topics Women, Pilots

Kids Airbridge hopes to build aviation dreams, knowledge

Article | Aug 20, 2013

The Kids Airbridge program hopes to share a love of aviation with North American and African children.

Topics Women, Pilots

Women in Aviation honored by National Aviation Hall of Fame

Article | Aug 02, 2013

Clad in pink shirts, more than 300 women cheered Aug. 2 at EAA AirVenture as they learned that they—members of Women in Aviation, International—were being honored with the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 2013 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award.

Pilots: Fran Bera

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

It was June 23, 1955, my seventeenth birthday, as I nervously began taxiing the Aeronca Champ in which I was taking my private pilot checkride. Fran Bera, the designated examiner, sat in the rear of the tandem cockpit, observing my every move. Mine was only one of more than 3,000 flight tests she would conduct, and my examiner was to become one of the most successful woman racing pilots of all time (if not the most successful).

Ninety-Nines revise new pilot scholarship

Article | Jul 22, 2013

The International Organization of Women Pilots (The Ninety-Nines) has revamped its former New Pilot scholarship to make the award progressive so that recipients receive funds after completing milestones in their training.

Pilots: Angela Masson

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

She just didn’t get it. After snagging her certificate at age 17 and setting a cross-country record flying in the Powder Puff Derby, Angela Masson’s first job was instructor for the Claire Walters Flight Academy in Santa Monica, California, which had a contract to give Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine student pilots their first 40 hours.