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Playing To Type

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 I hope you’re already an AOPA member. I believe AOPA is a critical partner for any pilot no matter what or … 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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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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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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Time To Modernize!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Aug/Sept 2016 We all know the general aviation fleet is getting older. In fact, the average age of a single-engine piston airplane in … 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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Make The Most of Your Membership!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association AOPA members know a lot about their association. But most of them have no idea just how many ways they can put their membership to work. If you’re … 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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Small Wins, Big Results

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association If you follow AOPA—in our magazines, newsletters, and websites for example—it’s easy to imagine that we spend all our time focusing on the big national issues that affect … Continue reading

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