AOPA's Project Pilot provides members with the tools to find viable flight training candidates and support them as student pilots with the wisdom and encouragement of experienced pilots through mentoring. A student with a Project Pilot Mentor is three times more likely to successfully complete his or her training. This exciting program is available free to all AOPA members. You don't have to be a CFI to participate. All it takes is someone who wants to share the joy of general aviation and a few minutes a week to help them along.
So you're eager to participate as a Mentor in AOPA Project Pilot but you're not sure how to find an interested student? List yourself as an available Mentor in AOPA's Project Pilot's Mentor Directory. Or browse the student directory and contact someone ready to start flight training but seeking a Mentor.
To list yourself as an available Mentor, log on to the Web site and scroll down to the bottom of the Welcome page.
Click on "Want students to find you?" and enter your AOPA member number, as requested.
Choose whether you would like to mentor a student locally or via e-mail, telephone, instant message, or other means. Try to be flexible so that we can encourage as many student pilots as possible. Enter your local airports and click "Yes, list me in the Mentor Directory."
To go directly to an interested student, from the Welcome page, go to "Find a student to mentor" and enter what state you would like to search.
Click on "Contact Me" to send an e-mail to a prospective student.
Don't forget to go back and register your new student in AOPA Project Pilot. Selecting someone from the Student Directory, or getting contacted by a student from inclusion in the Mentor Directory, does not officially enroll you in AOPA Project Pilot.