Archives: AOPA

AOPA HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL AVIATION STEM SYMPOSIUM

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) hosted its second annual High School Aviation STEM Symposium at Seattle’s Museum of Flight Nov. 6 and 7. The event was attended by almost 200 education and aviation industry representatives from … Continue reading

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Ohio Moves To Open Waters For Seaplanes

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 After working with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA), Ohio officials have announced that the state will take steps to open more bodies of water to … Continue reading

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AOPA & Garmin Team Up To Lower The Cost of Avionics For Certified Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Garmin announced July 25, 2016, the availability of an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) of the G5 electronic attitude indicator for hundreds … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aeronautics Director & AOPA President Selected For National Drone Advisory Committee

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) were announced August 31, 2016, by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), a not-for-profit organization that functions as an advisory … Continue reading

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AOPA, NBAA SEEK TO INTERVENE IN SANTA MONICA COURT CASE

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have jointly filed a motion to intervene in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the continuing operation … Continue reading

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Illinois Congressman Hosts Roundtable On GA

PEORIA, ILL. – Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood hosted a General Aviation Roundtable, August 23, 2016, at Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport in Peoria, Illinois, to bring together general aviation stakeholders and pilots to discuss the transportation issues facing small airports, rural … 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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President Signs FAA Extension & Third Class Medical Reform Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President signing into law an FAA Authorization extension, including Third Class Medical Reform, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President & CEO Mark Baker told members, “We did … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Native Named AOPA Great Lakes Ambassador

Published In Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Andy Miller of Appleton, Wis., its new Great Lakes Ambassador. A nationally recognized aviation educator, Miller will be based in Appleton and work with … Continue reading

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Legendary Golfer & Pilot Arnold Palmer Passed Away

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Legendary golfer and pilot, Arnold Palmer, 87, passed away September 25, 2016, leaving many friends in the aviation community. Among them EAA chairman/CEO Jack Pelton, who knew Pelton as a customer of Cessna Aircraft when Pelton was CEO … Continue reading

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