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2015 Best Flight School of the Year

Video | Jan 07, 2016

AeroVenture Institute won AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight school 2015.

2015 Best Flight Instructor of the Year

Video | Jan 07, 2016

Todd Shellnutt won AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight instructor 2015.

Flying Again: Movie follows Rusty Pilots through learning to fly again

Video | Jan 06, 2016

Paul Harrop talks with MzeroA's Jason Schappert about his new film Flying Again.

Training Tip: Flight training FAQs

Article | Jan 04, 2016

What’s the status of your flight training program as 2016 opens? Student pilots frequently ask this question as a new year begins.

Weather Wise: Mistakes We Make

Video | Dec 30, 2015

One of the Air Safety Institute’s major roles is accident analysis--learning from real-world mistakes. In this case: What types of weather are most dangerous for pilots? Has technology (the internet, better forecasts, cockpit weather, etc.) lowered the accident rate? We talk to ASI statistician David Kenny for answers to these and other questions.

Congressional keeps flying club fun

Article | Dec 29, 2015

There are flying clubs and then there are flying clubs. For Congressional Flying Club's aviation aficionados, the social scene and the journey, rather than the destination, are paramount.

Letters for my drone

Article | Dec 24, 2015

Registering a small unmanned aircraft proved pretty easy when the FAA opened the online portal Dec. 21.

Goal in sight for Hat in the Ring Society's $200,000 match

Article | Dec 21, 2015

The AOPA Foundation's Hat in the Ring Society is in the home stretch of the $200,000 match challenge.

Safety

Article | Dec 20, 2015

The Air Safety Institute’s new seminar series kicks off in January and offers flying clubs a great opportunity for a safety meeting topic – with all the work done for you. The “Emergency! Getting it Right When Things Go Wrong” seminar will be presented by a professional speaker and will go through how to be prepared to handle abnormal situations in flight. Not only will your club members get great information to be safer pilots, you’ll have an opportunity to meet other pilots in your area that could be potential members for your club.