The American Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the largest global aviation community, engages in numerous activities through its philanthropic wing, the AOPA Foundation. Member contributions to the foundation supports initiatives such as the You Can Fly program, which consists of multiple initiatives aimed at establishing a strong and vibrant pilot community.
The You Can Fly program adopts a multi-faced approach to make flying more affordable and accessible. It has been at the forefront of initiating activities to provide support to pilots throughout their aviation careers. Some of the interventions include working closely with flight schools, advancing best flight training practices, and establishing flying clubs and pilot groups. Program activities such as sharing aviation knowledge with high school students enable them to make informed aviation career choices.