Archives: AOPA Great Lakes Report

Aircraft Ownership & State Taxes

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue The cost of aircraft ownership runs much deeper than the upfront purchase cost. … Continue reading

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Your Involvement In State Aviation Events Is Essential

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue I am sure that many of you are somewhat familiar with your … Continue reading

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Strength In Numbers Still Effective Tool In Winning Battles!

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs  & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue      The old saying “Strength in Numbers” is still very valid. In mid-November 2018, a bill … Continue reading

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NASAO Conference, AOPA Fly-In, NBAA-BACE & State Legislative Matters

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue In the last two months, I have been crossing the United States attending various events and conferences … Continue reading

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The Preservation & Promotion of Our Nation’s Airports

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy Great Lakes/AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue            As a pilot, you learn to expect certain things. One of those expectations is finding … Continue reading

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Seaplanes & Legislation To Protect Them, As Well As Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Distribution

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy/Great Lakes/AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue              I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to two groups … Continue reading

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Concerns Addressed Over Massive Powder River Training Complex Special Use Airspace

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue On April 5th, 2018, I along with staff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, … Continue reading

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AOPA Initiatives In Michigan, South Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota & Washington, DC

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue A good pilot is always learning. To that point, a highlight of the … Continue reading

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The Important Role AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteers Play

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue In my last column, I touched on the importance of AOPA’s Airport Support … Continue reading

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Some Good Legislation, Some Not So Good, Planned For The Great Lakes Region

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager For Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue As 2017 winds down, the 2018 legislative sessions are ready to swing into high gear. … Continue reading

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