Learn to Fly
Learn to Fly! Learning to fly is one of life's great adventures. And for more and more Americans today, flying an airplane is one of life's greatest pleasures. This is your opportunity and invitation to begin the adventure of a lifetime. Welcome to General Aviation and Project Pilot. When you're finished visiting this section, be sure to visit your local General Aviation airport to sign up for your introductory flight. Begin to learn to fly an airplane today!
AOPA Flight Path
Working on getting your pilot certificate? AOPA has launched a new program to see you through the process, providing helpful information every step of the way and celebrating each important milestone.
With over 1,900 flight schools to pick from, you'll have lots of options. But which one is right for you? It helps if you have an idea of what you want from aviation. Do you want to fly for fun, for business, or as a career?
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Search the Flight School Directory
Use our online directory to find a flight school near you.
No person will be more influential in nurturing your desires to fly than your first flight instructor. A good instructor will make flight training enjoyable yet challenging, teaching you to fly and helping you become a pilot at a pace suitable to your schedule and abilities. Search the Flight Instructor Directory
Use our online directory to locate a certificated flight instructor (CFI) near you.
These institutions of higher education offer a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that provide aviation training and prepare you for a career in aviation.
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Search the Aviation College Directory
Use our online directory to find an aviation college that will advance your career goals.
Special offer for student pilots
Learning to fly isn't an overnight process, but it's not an impossible dream either. After all, you have the continued support of AOPA and resources such as AOPA Flight Training magazine on your side. And it's good to know that students who are AOPA members are three times more likely to earn a pilot certificate than are non-members. So take advantage of your free 6-month AOPA membership and subscription!