Archives: From AOPA Headquarters

An industry rallying together… General Aviation responds to the pandemic

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue The last time I cleared TSA, breezed past a sea of travelers, and patiently waited for my airline flight to board from Gate A34, I … Continue reading

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Giving “George” A Break

Automation is a powerful tool by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue We all know him, some of us even fly regularly with him. The go-to guy on long cross-country flights, the … Continue reading

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Spread Your Wings You earned your pilot certificate — now what?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue AMERICAN AUTHOR MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones … Continue reading

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Make it count

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be.” Sometimes I cringe when I hear that, … Continue reading

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What makes a pilot?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue If you’re like me, you’re friends with a lot of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, and it’s safe to assume your social media pages were ablaze … Continue reading

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A Family Affair

Oshkosh Brings Aviation Together by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue For one week in mid-summer, Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport boasts the world’s greatest aviation celebration as nearly 10,000 aircraft and a … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Club!

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue LIKE MANY NEW PILOTS, I learned to fly in an old reliable—a Cessna 150. And it’s true; you never forget your first love. But after … Continue reading

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Innovation Is In Our DNA

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Powered flight is one of if not the greatest innovations in the history of humanity. For thousands of years, people looked at birds and wondered … Continue reading

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Our Saving Grace… A legacy for tomorrow’s pilots

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 I’ve been a pilot for more years than I’d care to count, and in that time I’ve been privileged to meet some of the most … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Game Plan For Bringing Down The Cost of Flying

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Any good coach knows the best teams are made up of a strong offense and defense, and that’s exactly how AOPA continues to succeed at … Continue reading

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