AOPA marks 75th anniversary

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by

FREDERICK, Md. — On this day in 1939, five pilots — all unabashed aviation enthusiasts — gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a fledgling group... Continue Reading →

Environmental groups want early release of EPA report on 100LL

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

Less than one month after a U.S. District Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must have sufficient time to prepare a report on the public health effects of lead emissions from general aviation (GA) aircraft, environmental groups have... Continue Reading →


Carter Aviation’s Jay Carter receives award

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has revealed the 2014 recipients of its awards program, which has, since it establishment in 1944, paid tribute to the leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. Continue Reading →

AOPA to send young pilot to French Air Rally

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, (AOPA), with the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (ICAOPA), AOPA France and the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA), will send an American pilot between 18 and 24 years old to France this... Continue Reading →


First Canadian IMC Club chapter opens in Calgary

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by

The first chapter of the IMC Club International in Canada was launched  on May 7, when pilots met at Springbank Airport, outside of Calgary. Since its inception over two years ago, the IMC Club has grown from four pilots in... Continue Reading →

Airplane shipments and billings up in first quarter of year

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that in the first quarter of 2014, total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 11.9%, from 447 in 2013 to 500 in 2014. Billings for GA... Continue Reading →

AOPA Foundation now accepting ‘Giving Back’ grant applications

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has opened the application period for its annual “Giving Back” Grant program, which awards 10 grants worth $10,000 each to non-profit aviation organizations. Continue Reading →

International UAS Expo takes off May 12

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 by

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host an unmanned systems and robotics exposition May 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Continue Reading →


Dallas tapped for CAF National Airbase

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has chosen Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD) as the location for its CAF National Airbase and corporate headquarters. Continue Reading →

First winner of Brown Jacket Award revealed

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by

The first winner of the IMC Club’s “Brown Jacket Award” goes to Andrew Dow, Chief Flight Instructor at Great River Aviation and Aviation Program Coordinator at Quincy University, Quincy, Ill. Continue Reading →