Archives: Guest Editorial

Dusting Off The Cobwebs

by Craig Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association The weather is warming up, at last, and that means flying season is upon us. Because I am fortunate enough to fly for business as well as pleasure, and … Continue reading

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Part III What Can We Do Nationally To Recruit & Retain Pilots?

In previous issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, CFII Jim Hanson began a discussion on “Student Starts & Pilot Retention,” which he wrote prior to the release of findings from research conducted by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA). Many … Continue reading

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Working together: More important than ever!

by Rod Hightower – President/CEO Experimental Aircraft Association One item that has been a priority in my first year as President and CEO of EAA is continuing and expanding the united efforts of all aviation organizations in common issues that … Continue reading

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A Gathering Of Aviators

by Craig Fuller – President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association There are few things more rewarding than trading stories and sharing experiences with people who really understand. So there’s nothing like getting together with your fellow aviators at … Continue reading

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Summertime Is Flying Time!

by Rod Hightower President/CEO Experimental Aircraft Association After the winter and spring we had in the Midwest over the last six or seven months, there’s a tremendous amount of pent-up energy to get our aircraft into the air. We’re now … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, EAA & AirVenture, From EAA Headquarters, Guest Editorial, June/July 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AOPA’s Political Action Committee… How it works & why it is important.

by Craig Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Like most multifaceted organizations, AOPA is made up of a number of divisions that specialize in serving our members in specific ways, allowing each division to develop the expertise, … Continue reading

Posted in AOPA, Columns, From AOPA Headquarters, Guest Editorial, June/July 2011 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Creating New Aviators: It’s up to all of us!

by Rod Hightower, President/CEO Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) In the number of months that I’ve had the privilege to be president and CEO of EAA, I’ve confirmed several things that I already believed about our EAA community. First, EAA is … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, EAA & AirVenture, From EAA Headquarters, Guest Editorial, March/April 2012 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Elections Matter!

by Craig Fuller – President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association As a friend of mine likes to say, “Elections matter.” Even when our own political representatives aren’t on the ballot, the fact is, who gets elected and how … Continue reading

Posted in AOPA, Columns, From AOPA Headquarters, Guest Editorial, March/April 2012 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Getting Connected

by Craig Fuller, President & CEO – Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association It’s no secret that as AOPA president I spend a lot of time on the road or, more accurately, in the air. I’ve found there’s just no substitute … Continue reading

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Getting The Lead Out

by Craig Fuller, President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Just about every pilot I meet has questions about the future of avgas, and I believe it’s important for the entire GA community to stay on top of this … Continue reading

Posted in AOPA, Aug/Sept 2010, Columns, Guest Editorial | Leave a comment