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Dec 17, 2013

Kids no longer have to wait for playtime to pretend to be a pilot: They can do it in class. And learn science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) while they are at it. Tapping into children's love of airborne adventures, several Northeast educators are pioneering new curricula that teach STEM through flight simulation for middle and high school students.

Wide Modern Plane Flying Across the Sky
Dec 12, 2013

The University of North Dakota's unmanned aircraft degree program, the nation's first, exploded from five students in 2009 to 120 students last year. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Kansas State University have since added similar programs.

Dec 4, 2013

The scholarship program, funded by the AOPA Foundation through donations from AOPA Insurance Services and Sporty’s Pilot Shop, helps outstanding students ages 13 through 18 accomplish their aviation goals.

AOPA AV8Rs
Dec 1, 2013

In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday evening, Bezos unveiled Amazon Prime Air, a service that delivers packages via autonomous drones. With the service, Bezos said he hopes that the company will be able to deliver packages into customers hands within 30 minutes of the time they place an order.

Jeff Bezos
Nov 24, 2013

Imagine a future passenger experience. One that considers both consumer needs and trends in society. One that draws from the next generation of technologies that are changing the flying game. One in which the flying experience reflects air transport's environmental responsibility and thus looks for inspiration from nature.

Airplane of the future
Nov 21, 2013

Helping students fulfill ambitions in the aviation and engineering professions is the goal of an educational collaboration by the Fort Worth school district, Tarrant County College and Bell Helicopter.

Nov 18, 2013

Southwest Airlines is literally counting down the days, hours and minutes to the expiration of the Wright amendment on a digital clock in the Dallas company's lobby.

Countdown to expiration of the Wright amendment
Nov 13, 2013

An Air Force mission will on November 19 deliver into orbit a small satellite, dubbed TJCubeSat, which will be the first orbiting satellite designed and built by high school students.

High School Students' Satellite
Nov 12, 2013

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association hosted 100 teens for a series of aviation seminars entitled “Get Airborne” that introduced the students to the basics of flight.

AOPA Summit AV8RS Event
Nov 12, 2013

North Texas stands to gain more passengers as it becomes a hub for the world’s largest carrier, and it may attract new airlines. American employees are relieved. And Dallas-based Southwest Airlines could also benefit from the ability to expand here and in other cities.
The settlement announced Tuesday by the Justice Department calls for Fort Worth-based American and Arizona-based US Airways Group Inc. to give up 138 landing and takeoff slots, 10 gates and related facilities at airports across the country, including at Dallas Love Field. The DOJ wants to open those airports to low-cost carriers to enhance industrywide competition and provide more choices and lower air fares for consumers.

American Airlines Aircraft

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