Archives: From AOPA Headquarters

Playing To Type

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 I hope you’re already an AOPA member. I believe AOPA is a critical partner for any pilot no matter what or … Continue reading

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Another great year to go flying!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 It’s a little hard for me to believe that our third year of AOPA Fly-Ins is behind us. These events … Continue reading

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Measuring Success

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 In business, we say you can’t manage what you don’t measure. That’s true no matter the goal. At AOPA we’re working … Continue reading

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Time To Modernize!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Aug/Sept 2016 We all know the general aviation fleet is getting older. In fact, the average age of a single-engine piston airplane in … Continue reading

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Start A Club, Win An Airplane!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association At the risk of repeating myself, let me say I’m a big fan of flying clubs. In my mind there’s just no better way to fly affordably and … Continue reading

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Make The Most of Your Membership!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association AOPA members know a lot about their association. But most of them have no idea just how many ways they can put their membership to work. If you’re … Continue reading

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A Hand Up For Flying Clubs

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association It’s never been easier, or more cost-effective, to start and operate a flying club, thanks to some great new benefits created just for flying clubs by AOPA. As … Continue reading

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Lowering The Cost of ADS-B

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association If you’ve been following the discussions around the FAA’s 2020 mandate for aircraft to equip with ADS-B Out, then you know that AOPA has made lowering the cost … Continue reading

Posted in AOPA, Columns, Columns, From AOPA Headquarters, June/July 2015 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A New Pilot’s Bill of Rights

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Legislators in both the House and Senate recently introduced bills known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2) that could finally bring long awaited third-class medical reform … Continue reading

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Five New Fly-Ins For 2015

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Last year AOPA tried something really different. Instead of a big annual convention, we decided to host a series of small one-day fly-ins at locations around the country—and … Continue reading

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