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<BR><SPAN class=twodeck>New, simplified Project Pilot page to match pilots and student pilots</SPAN><BR><SPAN class=twodeck>New, simplified Project Pilot page to match pilots and student pilots</SPAN>

Are you a pilot looking to share the joy of flying? Or have you been bitten by the bug but need moral support before taking wing? AOPA Project Pilot has a new and improved way for the two of you to find each other.

Project Pilot's Find-a-Mentor/Find-a-Student page on AOPA Online offers a single, easy-to-use place for pilots, student pilots, and would-be pilots who are interested in a mentor/student relationship but don't know where to find a partner.

"Getting student pilots started on the road to their pilot certificate is the key to keeping general aviation vibrant," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "Through the Project Pilot program, pilots can share their enthusiasm, and student pilots can hopefully gain some experience the easy way instead of the hard way."

AOPA provides support material for both mentor and student. Once a mentor and student have teamed up, mentors receive a kit of materials explaining how best to support their students as well as access to AOPA Online resources, including monthly articles offering mentoring tips, safety advice to share, and other useful resources. Students receive a free six-month AOPA Flight Training Membership, including AOPA's Joy of Flying video, six issues of AOPA Flight Training magazine, and access to the members-only section of AOPA Online, among other things.

For more information on Project Pilot, including a FAQs page and online enrollment form, visit Project Pilot's home page.

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