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Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Article | May 22, 2015

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

Aviate, educate

Advocacy | May 11, 2015

Jim Hanson demonstrates the link between aviation and STEM education with four sample aviation lesson plans he designed for age-appropriate presentation to classes.

Above and Beyond: Filling the gap

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

A looming pilot shortage within the ranks of domestic and international airlines has the ingredients for creating a transportation crisis of global magnitude.

Raisbeck, Embry-Riddle establish professorship, scholarship

Article | Apr 14, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will offer a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for Raisbeck Aviation High School students and will soon have an endowed engineering professorship at its Prescott, Arizona, campus, Raisbeck Engineering announced April 6.

Pilot Briefing: Giving Back

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Aviation Adventures Inc. came about in an unexpected way.

Volunteers make Michigan airport a fun classroom

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2015

Pilots and other volunteers introduced aviation to about 80 students who took field trips to Michigan's Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

High schoolers earn college credit exploring aviation careers

Article | Mar 11, 2015

Twenty-seven students from nine high schools are enrolled for the initial, winter 2015 semester of the Aviation Academy at Community College of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Fresh Skyhawks for CAP

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Search and rescue remains a core function of the Civil Air Patrol, although the 21 new Cessna 172s recently purchased have a different mission.

Southern California schools embrace glider program

Article | Jan 29, 2015

A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.

Van Nuys Airport spreads the spirit

Article | Dec 22, 2014

Each year, Van Nuys Airport sponsors a special holiday program at a local elementary school that features a visit from Santa Claus and friends.

Training Tip: Preflight perfect

Article | Nov 03, 2014

Remember your introduction to the preflight inspection of your trainer? This was an entirely new idea.

In Michigan, STEM education flies

Advocacy | Oct 22, 2014

On Oct. 18, STEM education moved from classrooms to cockpits in Lansing, Michigan, and made a lasting impression.

Briefing: ‘Battle of Britain’ movie airplanes sold

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.

Barrington Irving launches flying classroom

Article | Sep 23, 2014

Pilot Barrington Irving used an event at Ronald Reagan National Airport Sept. 23 to launch his Flying Classroom project, created to offer interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to children around the world.

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

University uses aviation to teach STEM to middle schoolers

Article | Aug 11, 2014

Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State University uses aviation to teach science, technology, engineering, and math in a two-week summer program.

Rev. White’s Air Force

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2014

While the Rev. Russell White works on his latest model—a balsa wood F4U Corsair with a 30-inch wingspan—he launches into his well-practiced version of Eagle Flight Squadron’s birth.

Building in memory

Article | Jul 24, 2014

Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to aviation education have opened a shop in Riverside, California, where kids will build and restore aircraft.

Church aviation ministry offers education, careers

Article | Jul 22, 2014

A Maryland church is using its aviation ministry to teach youth and forge career paths.

Portable flight simulator rolls into schools

Article | Jul 14, 2014

A portable turnkey flight simulator designed for classroom use is showing students how much fun flying can be.

High schools compete in aerospace challenge

Article | May 22, 2014

Two hundred Kentucky and Tennessee high school students participate in an annual annual wing design and flight challenge competition.

Las Vegas high school team to build Glasair

Article | May 14, 2014

High school students from Las Vegas are headed to Arlington, Wash., to build a four-place Glasair.

Group turns to GA to help disadvantaged youth

Article | May 12, 2014

East Bay Aviators, a nonprofit organization based at Hayward Executive Airport in California, is hoping to reach out to African-American inner-city youths to teach them how to fly.

AirSpace Minnesota, Museum of Flight partner for education

Article | Apr 23, 2014

AirSpace Minnesota has partnered with the Museum of Flight to create a new Aviation Learning Center.