Archives: AOPA

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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FBO Consolidation Disrupting General Aviation

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue In this age of technology and disruption, retailers are constantly finding new ways to improve consumer shopping experiences. From apps that compare prices, to delivery … Continue reading

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AOPA ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF SENATE FAA FUNDING LEGISLATION

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued the following statement after the introduction of FAA reauthorization legislation in the U.S. Senate. President and CEO Mark Baker said AOPA supports the Senate proposal. “As the largest association … Continue reading

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EAA AMONG GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS OPPOSING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PRIVATIZATION

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 21, 2017) — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) today joined a consortium of general aviation groups united in opposition to legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), which includes provisions to turn the nation’s … Continue reading

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AOPA ISSUES CALL TO ACTION AGAINST ATC PRIVATIZATION

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is mobilizing its almost 350,000 members and other supporters to write their representatives in Congress asking them to stand up against the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), which was passed … Continue reading

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AOPA Urges Canada, Bahamas & Mexico To Recognize “BasicMed”

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is urging Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico to recognize the new FAA medical certification rule “BasicMed,” which pilots certified in the United States began using, effective … Continue reading

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AOPA Battles Against Excessive FBO Fees

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 FREDERICK. MD – The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is taking on the big airport flight centers against excessive fuel rates and ramp fees. AOPA says that consolidations contribute to unfair pricing. … Continue reading

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BasicMed Goes Live…1,354 Pilots Ready To Fly!

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue FREDERICK, MD – Effective May 1, aviators can fly under the new BasicMed rules, and 1,354 pilots have already successfully completed the self-assessment checklist, physical examination with a state licensed physician, and … Continue reading

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AOPA President To Be Keynote Speaker At Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BRAINERD, MINN. – AOPA President & CEO Mark R. Baker will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday evening banquet at the Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar, May 19-21, 2017 at Madden’s Resort … Continue reading

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