Join AOPA on the PATH to Aviation!

AOPA has created an exciting and highly educational book especially for pilots and secondary school teachers. It's called PATH — Pilots and Teachers Handbook — and it effectively connects math, science, physics, history, and technology to the basics of general aviation.

PILOTS of every age and experience level are encouraged to share their enthusiasm and knowledge of flying with students. Through tips and basic resource ideas, AOPA's PATH to Aviation walks pilots through the planning and preparation needed to arrange a successful classroom visit or a field trip to a local airport and serves as expert resource for teachers and students.

TEACHERS can take advantage of the wealth of information provided by AOPA's PATH to Aviation to bring these basic topics straight into the classroom. Eleven easy-to-follow modules highlight common questions people often ask about general aviation and tie activities to secondary school topics. Teacher and student worksheets are provided.

Whether you are a secondary school teacher or a pilot — or both — download your copy today.

 Click here to download your copy of AOPA's PATH to Aviation and other useful classroom tools.

AOPA's Commitment to Aviation Education

AOPA takes pride in its effort to teach young people about aviation. We encourage everyone to discover the joys of aviation with students of all ages. There are vast career opportunities related to flying, and by studying aviation, young people can learn to connect classroom lessons with real-life applications. Our resources are available at no cost to educators and AOPA members, because we know that aviation is a valuable teaching tool that can help motivate students to excel. Aviation education programs also help to promote the positive contributions general aviation has and continues to make to America thrive.

AOPA provides printed materials at no cost directly to pilots and teachers. This online catalog includes descriptions of AOPA's materials available to both pilots and teachers. You can request any of our materials as you read about them.

 Request Form for AOPA PATH to Aviation Materials (and links to downloadable versions of some materials)

Please review the guidelines before placing your request.

Student information on learning to fly

Distribution Policy

Each month, AOPA provides materials to reach thousands of children nationwide. In order to serve everyone within our means, we need to limit the amount of material we can provide for any one purpose or event. We will work with individuals as needed to determine the best collection of materials for each request.

Please be considerate of these guidelines:

  • Place your request at least four weeks before the date of your event to ensure advance delivery.
  • Regular mail and ground shipping are complimentary.
  • Request only the amount needed for your next event (not a year's supply). This helps us maintain adequate inventory to fulfill all requests.
  • Events offering unrestricted access to materials by large crowds of people are beyond the objectives of our program. For this type event, we reserve the right to send a single copy of most requested materials for you to copy as needed.

Request Form for AOPA PATH to Aviation Materials (and links to downloadable versions of some materials)

Please review the guidelines before placing your request.

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Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2008 4:00 PM