The AOPA Foundation's first ever online auction closed Nov. 13 after raising more than $250,000 that will be used to support the organization's major initiatives.
Celebrated author, veteran flight instructor, and former TWA captain Barry Schiff has been forced to turn around after takeoff because of an engine failure twice in his flying life.
A self-described "Mooney Girl" is this year's recipient of AOPA's Joseph Crotti Award for service to general aviation in California. Jolie Lucas, co-founder of the Mooney Ambassadors, was honored for her work to protect Oceano Airport in San Luis Obispo County.
AOPA on Nov. 11 presented the second annual Let's Go Flying Award to U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Gabriel Glinsky for his efforts to organize and teach a ground school for his fellow unit members while on active duty in Afghanistan.
Pilots at AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., can learn about The Bahamas from St. George's High School student Khalia Carnegie, an eleventh grader from Freeport, Grand Bahama.
AOPA on Nov. 13 awarded its highest honor for government officials to Victor Bird, director of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The Joseph B. "Doc" Hartranft Jr. Award is presented annually to an elected or appointed government official, whether federal, state, local, or foreign, who has made significant contributions to the advancement of general aviation. This year's presentation was made during a special awards program on the AOPA Live stage at AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif.
For the first time in its history, AOPA trained a student pilot in its sweepstakes airplane. But not just any pilot and not just any aircraft. Marine Sgt. Michael Blair, a wounded warrior from the war in Iraq, trained for his sport pilot certificate in the 2010 Fun to Fly Remos GX light sport aircraft.
Sure there's AOPA Live, Airportfest, social events, and meetings. But AOPA Aviation Summit is all about one thing - shopping. With more than 425 booths at the Long Beach Convention Center, and 100 airplanes at Airportfest, Summit is the place to get the gear you want.
U.S. Marine Capt. Gabriel Glinsky, a V-22 Osprey pilot who taught a civilian ground school for 20 fellow Marines during a nine-month combat tour in Afghanistan, received the AOPA's 2010 "Let's Go Flying" award Nov. 13 at AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif.
They were dancing in the street for the first ever block party at AOPA Aviation Summit. AOPA President Craig Fuller joined a rock and roll band on the stage set up in the middle of Long Beach's celebrated Pine Avenue to launch the aviation celebration.