My experience as a rusty pilot

Welcome to part one of a four-part series on Chris McGonegle’s experience as a rusty pilot - a relatable category for many. Chris is...
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Starting flight training later in life: some tips for success

As we get older, most of us get worse at being a student—no matter what the subject. After all, you’re used to being the expert. So if you’re considering learning to fly after your 40th birthday (or your 60th—you really aren’t too old to start), remember these tips. 

Round-Dial or Glass, Which Is Right for Me?

A question that often arises with new student pilots, when there is an option, is, "Should I train in a round-dial airplane or one...

Pilot’s guide to ATP certification

The demand for professional pilots has never been greater. Airline pilot requirements and mandatory retirements have significantly impacted the pool of eligible candidates and, in...

Apply now for AOPA flight training scholarships

80 students to receive $10,000 awards AOPA is awarding 80 flight training scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to high school students ages 15...

Become a Part of the Community

Congratulations, you are either on your way or about to get started on your journey to becoming a pilot. As you begin this adventure,...

Save money with these 5 simple flight training steps

Learning to fly is not getting cheaper, but there's no substitute for the magic of flight. It's a significant investment, but one with amazing benefits...

Pilots Guide to BasicMed

If you’ve held a valid medical certificate at any point after July 14, 2006, you may never have to see an Aviation Medical Examiner...

Reaching New Heights

Ten days before my eighteenth birthday, I experienced the thrill of a lifetime ... Standing by the hangar alone, with not another participant in sight,...

5 flight training myths

Learning to fly is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences you can have. From day one, you’ll be filled with excitement, curiosity...