News From HQ: New Year, New Flying Opportunities

Happy new year from the staff at Club Connector! While we face some of the same challenges this year as we did for most of last year, it’s safe to say we are wiser and more prepared for 2021! We kick off the 2021 edition of Club Connector with an exciting edition that covers club culture, aircraft selection vs. mission, and aeronautical decision making. Take a look at the articles in this edition and as always, contact us with any questions/suggestions.

2021 Flight Training Scholarships Are Open!

Applications arenow being accepted for primary and advanced flight training scholarships. The deadline to apply is Sunday February 14th and 11:59PM EST. Be sure to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in flight training! Click here to learn more.

AOPA Flying Clubs Initiative Announces New Workshop Webinar Series              

Steve and Drew, your friendly neighborhood flying clubs crew are delighted to announce a new round of Flying Clubs Workshops for 2021. After great attendance and positive feedback from the 6 workshops we hosted last year, we plan to provide more relevant and thought-provoking content to help your club be the best it can be! Be sure to monitor the events page for upcoming workshop sessions.

2020 Flying Clubs Survey Wrap-Up and Sweepstakes Winner!

Thank you to all of the clubs who participated in our 4th Flying Clubs Survey! We had the best response rate ever this year and gleaned much great information from your responses. We have some good news! Flying clubs flew more in 2020 than in 2019 with an average of 395 hours flown per club. We also found that more clubs are at their membership capacity with a wait list of members. This means that there is plenty of opportunity out there for new flying clubs! Please contact us to help you get started on your flying club journey.

We are pleased to announce our Survey Sweepstakes winner: FFF Flying Club based at Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ)! Club contact Chris Reckley was delighted to receive a PJ2 Handheld COM Radio from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. We would like to thank Sporty’s for their generous support of the Flying Clubs Initiative. See this month’s Safety Section to learn more about a great CO Detector offered by Sporty’s.

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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