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High Schools Urged To Apply For Free Aviation Curriculum

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is inviting high schools to apply for AOPA’s free, innovative, aviation-based, ninth-grade science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. The ninth-grade courses are the first … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be An AOPA Foundation Donor

by Bill Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue If you are not an AOPA Foundation donor, you should be. The foundation’s two main programs are the “You Can Fly” program and the “Air Safety Institute.” Over the … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue In my 30-plus years as a pilot, I’ve met a lot of people who say they always wanted to learn to fly, but never did. … Continue reading

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Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri & Wisconsin Students Among AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Recipients

Published In Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced the names of the 23 students who earned scholarships through the 2017 AOPA “You Can Fly High School Flight Training … Continue reading

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GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge Winners Build Glasair Sportsman

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – Students and their teacher from Olney High School in Olney, Texas, won an all-expenses-paid trip to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to spend two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane, … Continue reading

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We can’t wait…

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 Your Office of Aeronautics is a strong supporter of four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in our schools. These areas … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Student Solos In Class-Built Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 WESTOSHA, WIS. – The partnership between Central High School’s STEM Aviation Program and Eagle’s Nest Projects, Westosha, Wis., has provided students with an exciting and truly unique education experience and a venue for … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s High School To Begin Second STEM Aircraft Project

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 The story of Westosha Central’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) aviation program in Westosha, Wis., is far from a story about just a club. It is a story of a motivated aviation … Continue reading

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Putting Kids In The Cockpit… Racine’s Young Aviators Program Celebrates 10 Years of Success!

by Stephen Myers Young Aviators Cofounder & Chairman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 When I reflect on the experience I had at Young Aviators, some words come immediately to mind: excitement, inspiration and accomplishment. The most important word, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Homeschoolers Win Build-A-Plane Design Contest

WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane have announced that the CHEF Homeschoolers in Cuba City, Wisconsin, have won the third Aviation Design Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge among … Continue reading

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