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Let's make 2020 another great year for flying clubs! The AOPA Flying Clubs team is here to help you succeed.

FlyThisSim Customers Complain of Delivery Delays

Last year, we wrote about flying clubs using flight simulators to improve their safety and proficiency. One of the systems mentioned is FlyThisSim. AOPA has received several reports that customers who paid in full for a FlyThisSim system have been waiting over a year for delivery. Please proceed with caution if you are considering purchasing this system.

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Fly in and See Us!

AOPA will be hosting fly ins in San Marcos Texas, Casper Wyoming, and Rochester New York. Keep an eye out for more details about events for flying clubs.

Click Here to learn more about this year's events.

AOPA Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship applications opened January 3 to help spread the joy of flight, thanks to generous donations to the AOPA Foundation from the James C. Ray Foundation and members like you.

In 2019, 123 scholarships totaling more than $1 million were awarded. The scholarship awards are broken down into four categories: AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship, AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarship, AOPA Primary Flight Training Scholarship, and AOPA Advanced Rating Scholarship.

To receive priority consideration, scholarship applications must be received by March 1. The final scholarship application deadline is March 15.Click Here to learn more.

Want to learn more about how flying clubs work? We’ll help you get started.

Click here to visit our downloadable resources page where you will find lots a great content related to flying club operations. Our Guide to Starting a Flying Club is a valuable resource even for existing clubs who are looking to improve. The AOPA Flying Clubs Team is working hard to provide relevant and helpful content for both new and existing clubs. If you have any questions, Contact us here.

Flying Clubs Workshops-Network and Improve

AOPA hosts flying club workshops all over the country to help existing clubs improve their operations and safety. Club members who have attended have also enjoyed the opportunity to meet other flying clubs in their region as well. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please Contact us to see if we are holding an event in your region.

AOPA Club Connector Staff
AOPA Club Connector Staff writers and editors are active flying club members, pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners who have a passion for bringing you the latest news and topical articles from the world of flying clubs. Club Connector is the official newsletter of the AOPA Flying Clubs Initiative.

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