Tag Archives: Mark Baker

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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Madden’s Attracts Good Crowd of Seaplane Owners Despite Rain

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, president of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), the organization’s annual safety seminar and fly-in, May 17 – 19, 2019 at Madden’s Resort … 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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SOARING THROUGH CEILINGS

Inspiring and supporting women pilots… “No borders, just horizons-only freedom” – Amelia Earhart by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue In the early twentieth century, Amelia Earhart defied the odds when she … 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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Know Before You Go!

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), along with five additional major aviation associations, jointly released the “Know Before You Go” best business practices. The joint release lays … Continue reading

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Harrison Ford Receives Hoover Trophy

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Pilot, general aviation advocate, and actor, Harrison Ford, received the R.A. ‘Bob’ Hoover Trophy at the third annual reception presented by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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AOPA Makes Major Industry Announcements At Carbondale Fly-In

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Armed with a nationally acclaimed aviation program, the students and faculty of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, provided the enthusiasm, leadership and energy the Aircraft Owners & … 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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