Tag Archives: Mark Baker

GA Oppose ATC Privatization At Oshkosh 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue A Congressional proposal to privatize the air traffic control (ATC) system was the hottest topic at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, with the leaders of four of the largest national aviation organizations holding … 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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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 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 Statement On FAA’s Release Of Final Rule On Small Aircraft Certification

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued the following statement after the FAA’s release of the final Part 23 rule that reforms small aircraft certification standards with groundbreaking … Continue reading

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FAA Releases Final Rule & Effective Date For Third Class Medical Reform

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) have reacted favorably to the FAA release of its final rule for “Third Class Medical Reform, which the … 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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