MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from 2:30 p.m. Eastern Nov. 26 until 8:30 a.m. Eastern Dec. 1.We are thankful for all of our AOPA members. Happy Thanksgiving!
Innovation and Inspiration, Oshkosh Invigorates Aviation Community
Adam Smith recently returned from his thirteenth AirVenture in a row but, in many ways, this one was a whole new experience.
Question of the month
How to reduce maintenance costs and downtime?
Effective maintenance can help flying clubs keep costs down. AOPA Flying Club Manager, Chris Lawler, discusses inspection requirements and provides tips on how preventative maintenance can keep your aircraft flying.
Does your club have a daily minimum rate when members take a trip?
In July we asked you to forecast your future membership. 53 percent of clubs expect to grow, 37 percent expect to stay the same, and 10 percent expect to decline.
Bowman Field Flying Club Fly-In
Bowman Field Flying Club is a little unusual. It doesn’t operate a single airplane. But it does operate the airport—a 2,200-foot grass strip in central Maine. On August 24 and 25, the club will host its 27th annual fly-in to raise money to keep Bowman Field (B10) open. There will be plane rides, camping on the field, a live band, a yard sale, and a candy drop over the runway. Field Manager Ken Lyman shares the history of this unique club and how the fly-in keeps the field going.
Flying Club Marketing
Join Steve Hedges, AOPA Director of Communications, as he discusses flying club Marketing techniques. Steve will provide an overview of the best marketing techniques for flying clubs, and answer some of the top questions AOPA receives on the topic.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Pilot Shop Opens in Victoria, BC Flying Club Facility
The (Victoria) Times Colonist, July 8, 2013
Jacksonville Naval Air Station Flying Club Offers Flight Training
The Florida Times-Union, July 10, 2013
The Air Safety Institute (ASI) is hitting the road this fall bringing its “Weather Challenge” fall seminar to a city near you. “Weather Challenge” aims at bolstering your real-world weather wisdom—while having a little fun, too. You’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to the test from METAR/TAF decoding to real-world weather scenarios. Along the way you’ll learn about important weather resources and the promise (and pitfalls) of cockpit weather. The seminars will be held in more than 100 cities beginning on September 9. For a list of locations, dates and more information,
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