Archives: AOPA Great Lakes Report

Pilots Association To Raffle Off Airplane To Raise Money For Future Aviators

AKRON, OHIO – The East Central Ohio Pilots Association (ECOPA) is holding its annual airplane raffle, the largest annual fundraiser for their Education and Safety Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that provides training scholarships to future pilots. Raffle tickets went on … Continue reading

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Recapping COVID-19 2020

  It is nearly mid-December 2020 as I compose this column, and I am sure by the time you read this, the legislative season will be in full swing for 2021. 2020 was a bust for nearly anything significant pertaining … Continue reading

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Boundaries of Airport Profit

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Do you think an airport can make money (be profitable)? Is an … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Detroit City Airport To Get Boost by GA

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue            In early August, AOPA was invited to attend … Continue reading

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Grassroots Advocacy Takes Dedication, Education & Passion

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Grassroots advocacy. What do you think that means? One might picture walking door … Continue reading

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We Must Be Proactive!

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs and Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue      In the Airports and State Advocacy Department of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association … Continue reading

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What You Can Do To Preserve Your Public-Use Airport

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/Januiary 2020 As 2020 begins anew, we celebrate the fact that general aviation (GA) is alive … Continue reading

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State, Federal & Local Airport Grants & The Airport Sponsor’s Responsibility

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue A question that is always being asked by airports – large and small … Continue reading

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New & Important Laws For GA In The Great Lakes Region

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue There are some new and important laws that have been signed into … Continue reading

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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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