Tag Archives: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

AOPA Honors Flight Instructors & Flight Schools

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced the recipients of its “AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards.” The awards are based on the results of the 2016 Flight Training Poll and recognize and celebrate those who … 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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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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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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Unsung Heroes

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Being a flight instructor is not a glamorous job. You’ll never get rich as a CFI. And, once in a while, it can be downright scary. But you … Continue reading

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Why ADS-B Needs To Be Revisited By FAA

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman It has been more than five years since we first started hearing about Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) and I published my first article on the topic for Midwest Flyer Magazine. Since then I … Continue reading

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Come Fly With Us

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association The peak of summer is here, and so is the peak of the flying season. There are always a lot of great aviation events in the warmer months, … 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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GA Groups Oppose U.S. Senate Bill That Would Close Missouri’s St. Clair Regional Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The presidents of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have urged key members of the U.S. Senate to forgo legislation … Continue reading

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My First Year

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association I’ve just finished my first year as AOPA president. And what a year it’s been. I arrived with a pretty big to do list. I wanted to understand … Continue reading

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