Archives: AOPA

Fatal GA Accident Rates… Better, But Not Quite There Yet

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue In late August 2017, the 26th Joseph T. Nall Report was released. This report is a review of general aviation (GA) accidents for the most recent year where essentially complete data … Continue reading

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Flight Training Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The AOPA Foundation and the You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative are helping high school students and AOPA members, ages 15 and up, reach their aviation goals through the 2018 Flight Training Scholarship Program. To learn about all of … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars

All too often, we complain about things that go wrong in the aviation world. We fail to look at the big picture—that despite all of our complaints, we still have access to the greatest aviation system in the world. This … Continue reading

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Some Good Legislation, Some Not So Good, Planned For The Great Lakes Region

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager For Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue As 2017 winds down, the 2018 legislative sessions are ready to swing into high gear. … Continue reading

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Big Names & Small Towns

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue More often than not, when we make plans to fly somewhere, the name attached to the airport is more of an afterthought than anything else. … Continue reading

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AOPA President Returns To Home Field, Now New & Improved!

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue FOREST LAKE, MINN. – Forest Lake, Minnesota held an open house and fly-in August 20, 2017, at its new and improved Daniel A. DePonti Municipal Airport (25D). Among the pilots and special … Continue reading

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Flying and Chewing Gum

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue As I begin my fifth year of leading AOPA–and only the fifth person to do so in 78 years–I continue to be amazed at the … Continue reading

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AOPA 2018 FLY-IN LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has released its much anticipated 2018 fly-in locations. The popular two-day events will kick off June 15 and 16 in Missoula, Montana, then head to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sept. 14 … Continue reading

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From Gatherings To Floatplanes & ATC Privatization

by Kyle Lewis Manager, Great Lakes Region Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue The AOPA Great Lakes Regional Manager post had been vacant for nearly a year before I filled the position this … Continue reading

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Ohio Native Named AOPA Great Lakes Regional Manager

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Ohio native, and longtime AOPA and EAA member, Kyle Lewis, has been named manager of the AOPA Great Lakes Region. Lewis graduated from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering with a Bachelor … Continue reading

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