Published In Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Andy Miller of Appleton, Wis., its new Great Lakes Ambassador. A nationally recognized aviation educator, Miller will be based in Appleton and work with flying clubs, flight schools, secondary schools and aviation organizations to increase the number of active pilots. He will also travel to events and meetings around the Great Lakes in one of AOPA’s “Reimagined Cessna 152s” as part of AOPA’s “You Can Fly” initiative.
Miller, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, was associated with the AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute for more than a decade teaching AOPA Safety Seminars and Flight Instructor Refresher Courses. He is an aircraft owner, and a lead representative in the FAA Safety Program FAASTeam. Miller regularly flies Young Eagles and Angel Flight missions and is the AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer for Appleton International Airport (KATW). He is also the IMC Club Leader for EAA Chapter 252 in Oshkosh, and a member of the National Association of Flight Instructors and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators.
Earlier in his career Miller worked in health care and higher education management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ripon College in Wisconsin, and has done graduate studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, and the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He and his wife, Cheri, have two adult children.