PROJECT AOPA You Can Fly
LOCATION Frederick, Maryland, United States
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE
ARCHITECT Bates Architects PC
OWNER/CLIENT Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
CONTRACTOR / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER V.T.A.C., Inc.
PHOTOGRAPHER Bruce Zimmermann
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM Clifford M. Bates, Forrest Popkin, Jennifer Litchfield, H. Mitchell Goldberg
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
A building program unique to any other space in the country, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA) You Can Fly Program is just as new as the space used to house it.
The program will take off later in 2017 and will support flying clubs, help provide flight training, get lapsed pilots back in the air, provide organization outreach across the country and involve visiting high school students to learn more about careers in aviation.
The program will be housed within an existing office building in the same campus as the headquarters for AOPA, but be much more than an office suite for the program employees. The new space plan includes many other features. Flexible classrooms for visiting students that can enjoy simulcasts. An area for flight simulations to experience and a separate meeting area to go over the footage to learn for one's experience. A tiered auditorium to feature guest lecturers and other industry experts with over 74 person capacity. A sleek open cafe for students between classes to have a bite to eat. The waiting area in the front of the space doubles as a learning area, for future flight school managers to know how to present merchandise in their own operations.
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IMAGE 1 AOPA_thumbnail.jpg, Break Room, Bruce Zimmermann
IMAGE 2 AOPA_high res ext.jpg, Lecture Hall, Bruce Zimmermann
IMAGE 3 AOPA_high res int.jpg, Training Room with Simulator, Bruce Zimmermann
IMAGE 4 AOPA_sub 4.jpg, Open Office Area, Bruce Zimmermann
IMAGE 5 AOPA_sub 5.jpg, Reception Area and Gift Shop, Bruce Zimmermann