AOPA’s Air Safety Institute launches Storm Week

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) will observe Storm Week June 11-15, focusing on the topic of thunderstorm avoidance for general aviation pilots.

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SUN ’n FUN Fly-In weekend

This weekend, SUN ’n FUN officials are inviting all pilots to fly in for a full slate of aviation activities, camping and camaraderie. A highlight of the weekend will be a Pilot Town Hall Meeting with AOPA President Craig Fuller.

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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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Pennsylvania House passes tax exemption

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed a bill, by a vote of 179 to 19, to exempt aircraft purchases and maintenance from the state’s 6% sales tax. This action, say supporters, will return jobs and competitiveness to the state’s aviation industry.

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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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AOPA’s Spence takes over as IAOPA secretary general

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Craig Spence as acting Secretary General of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA). He takes over for John Sheehan, who retired today.

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Bonanza owners to hold convention during AOPA Expo

The American Bonanza Society (ABS) annual convention will be held in conjunction with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 11-13.

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FlyQ mobile app released

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released a new mobile application for the iPhone today that provides detailed airport information, aviation weather, and flight planning capability, free to AOPA members. The new app, AOPA FlyQ, replaces the AOPA Airports app and is now available for download through Apple’s App Store.

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AOPA awards flight training scholarships

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association named three winners for $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.

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