Meet the Flying Clubs Team

Starting and running a flying club isn't always easy. AOPA's Flying Clubs team is here to assist you. Our goal is to help start, grow, and sustain flying clubs nationwide.

photos of AOPA's You Can Fly staff members at FDK.

Steve Bateman

AOPA Flying Clubs Initiative

Steve leads the Flying Clubs Initiative, which helps start, grow, and sustain flying clubs nationwide. He started flying as a teenager in England and has flown in the UK, USA, Australia, and Canada.

Prior to AOPA, Steve owned and operated a flight school and before that had a fun career in high tech, in Silicon Valley, California, and before that was a university professor in England.

An active AOPA staff CFI and check pilot, Steve is also a Lead Representative for the FAASTeam, Portland, Oregon, FSDO.

Steve holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. 

He lives in Redmond, Oregon.

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