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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
AOPA has a membership base of more than 400,000, or two thirds of all pilots in the United States. AOPA has achieved its prominent position through effective advocacy, enlightened leadership, technical competence, and hard work. The association provides member services that range from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance.
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.
Aviation Schools Online
Search by state for aircraft mechanic schools, flight schools, and aviation colleges.
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. Part of the Department of Transportation, the FAA’s major roles include: regulating civil aviation to promote safety; encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology; developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft; researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics; developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation; and regulating U.S. commercial space transportation.
Helicopter Association International
The Helicopter Association International brings together the leaders of the civil helicopter industry. Their membership includes helicopter operators and owners, users, manufacturers and suppliers, service organizations and individuals interested in following the events of the commercial helicopter industry.
Jets Press is a publisher of work written by fighter aircraft mechanics. One Desert Jet Turner, their first title, is the diary of a Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV, crew chief and is available exclusively from the Jets Press website.
National Air Transportation Association
NATA is the national association of aviation business service providers. Their mission is to be the leading national trade association representing the business interests of General Aviation service companies on legislative and regulatory matters at the Federal level, to provide education, services, and benefits to their members to help ensure their long-term economic success.
National Association of State Aviation Officials
The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. NASAO represents the men and women in state government aviation agencies, who serve the public interest in all 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. These highly skilled professionals are full partners with the federal government in the development and maintenance of the safest and most efficient aviation system in the world.
National Business Aviation Association
NBAA represents of business aviation at the Federal, state and local levels of U.S. government. They also serve as a resource for those in business aviation, offering education and career development opportunities, timely and invaluable information through a wide spectrum of printed and online publications, and other useful member services.
Women in Aviation
Women in Aviation, International is dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Their membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others.