Tag Archives: Mark Baker

Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association To Hold Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In At Madden’s Resort, Brainerd

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), the organization’s annual safety seminar and fly-in will be held May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort on Gull … Continue reading

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Shining A Light On Airport Access & Transparency

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 AOPA has been hard at work collecting feedback from members regarding their experiences with fees and pricing at FBOs across the country. Working to ensure the … Continue reading

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Big Names & Small Towns

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue More often than not, when we make plans to fly somewhere, the name attached to the airport is more of an afterthought than anything else. … Continue reading

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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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