AOPA AV8RS program awards scholarships

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) AV8RS youth membership program has awarded four scholarships totaling $20,000 to teens who are pursuing flight training in high school and college.

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AOPA gets back to basics

With the new year came a big new announcement from our friends in Frederick, Maryland. Six new fly-in events will grace the calendar starting in 2014, spreading from the east coast to the west coast, with important bases of operation in the middle of the country, too.

Yes, this is big news. It signifies and entirely new and different approach for the largest and arguably most important of the aviation-centric alphabet organizations.

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AOPA unveils dates, locations for regional fly-ins

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has revealed the dates and locations of its first-ever regional fly-ins to be held nationwide throughout 2014.

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Maybe the O stands for opportunity

Next week, Fort Worth, Texas, will fill up with pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, writers, reporters, business owners, spouses, friends, and all the assorted characters who travel along with the big aviation enthusiast road show. The draw is the AOPA Summit, an annual gathering of the faithful, the hopeful, and the not-entirely-satisfied who all have aspirations for a more vibrant general aviation environment.

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Rod Machado joins AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week will feature a new series, “License to Learn,” hosted by renowned flight instructor and professional speaker Rod Machado.

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The evolution of AOPA Live

Many associations and news organizations are producing video news and features – some even in the TV news format – now that the Internet has solved distribution issues. But since the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) pioneered an in-house news show in the 1980s, critical viewers found most early efforts painful. Will the online news-format aviation TV show now succeed in the age of Internet videos?

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International Learn to Fly Day event planned for FDK

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is teaming with Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) to host International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, June 2. The event, part of a worldwide effort, will include a free day-long event designed to introduce the local community to general aviation.

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AOPA offers free membership to military

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is offering active-duty military a complimentary one-year membership in AOPA.

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AOPA Live premieres weekly news show

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has unveiled the AOPA Live This Week news broadcast. The new television-style webcast, created by Executive Producer Warren Morningstar and hosted by AOPA Pilot Editor-In-Chief Tom Haines, offers a look at the week in general aviation.

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Management changes at AOPA

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has promoted Heidi Williams to Vice President, Air Traffic Services and Modernization. Craig Spence, Vice President of Operations and International Affairs, will continue to lead AOPA’s security advocacy efforts and will take on greater responsibilities related to international activities.

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