Foundation Aviation Partners
Aircraft Electronics Association
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 aviation businesses, including repair stations that specialize in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft.
Today’s aircraft owners and pilots face complex issues that threaten the very existence of general aviation in the United States. The AOPA Foundation was created to address a multitude of issues impacting GA — issues our supporters and members have identified as mission critical.
Aviation Exploring/Boy Scouts of America
Aviation Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes young people to flying. It offers aviation experiences, as a possible career or for the sheer pleasure of being around airplanes.
Commemorative Air Force
The mission of the CAF is education, such that generations of Americans will value and support the contributions of military aviation in assuring our nation’s freedom.
EAA Young Eagles/Next Step
Working with EAA’s Young Eagles program, Next Step capitalizes on the excitement created by a Young Eagles flight. For those whose excitement has been fostered by an airplane ride, Next Step makes it easy for these young people to pursue their interest in aviation by providing them with a number of benefits, the most important of which is free and unlimited access to Sporty’s Complete Pilot Training Course online.
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Since its founding in 1966, the Foundation has raised tens of millions of dollars to fund construction of the Museum; recovery and restoration of historic aircraft; development and expansion of Museum exhibits; and a host of educational programs designed “to Inspire and Educate” by teaching the history of Naval Aviation and the principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) via the challenges of human flight.
Recreational Aviation Foundation
Keeping the legacy of recreational aviation strong by preserving, maintaining and creating public use recreational and backcountry airstrips nationwide.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
University of Cincinnati Profesional Pilot Program
Aviation Technology (Professional Pilot Training) at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College is an associate degree program that combines flight training with related on-the-ground skills to prepare students for a career as a commercial pilot. Training in primary, advanced and instrument flight are complemented with two years of college general studies to provide students with the certifications and unique skill set to compete as professional aviators.
Wings Over The Rockies
The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.
Women in Aviation International
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.
Youth Aviation Adventure
Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) is a fast-paced single day event, held at an airport near you, for kids age 12 to 18. At a YAA program, you will visit 10 different stations to learn about different facets of aviation.