Tag Archives: Mark Baker

Turning the Calendar… Thanks for your support in this difficult year

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue As we enter December, the final chapter of this tumultuous year, I can’t say I am sad to see it go. With … Continue reading

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Cabin fever A prescription to get out and fly

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Smooth air, cooler temperatures and the striking beauty of fall foliage make October one of my favorite months. While I have been able to get … Continue reading

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AOPA Cancels September Fly-In In Rochester, New York

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue As the country anticipated the re-opening of most activities following the early COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, AOPA has worked hard to maintain the viability of its Rochester, New York fly-in, September 11-12, 2020, … Continue reading

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FAA To Extend Pandemic SFAR Beyond June 30

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The FAA has a rule in the works to extend for a second time airman medical certificates that expired during the coronavirus pandemic and then had their expiration dates extended to June … Continue reading

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The more things change

Amid challenges to aviation, resiliency is a constant by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The human body is incredibly resilient. With the ability to respond to a variety of changing environments, … Continue reading

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Baker To Participate In FAA Virtual GA Town Hall

AOPA President Mark Baker will join FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and industry leaders for a virtual General Aviation Town Hall on June 18 to discuss GA’s recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic along with ways pilots can get … Continue reading

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AOPA President Livestreams To Members During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue FREDERICK, MD – Realizing that his members may be wondering what they can or cannot do during the current Coronavirus Pandemic, and what the future holds for general aviation, AOPA President and … Continue reading

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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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FAA Eases Pilots’ Medical Certificate Policy In Light of Coronavirus

Published in midwestflyer.com – March 27, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2020) – The FAA took decisive action on March 26 to protect pilots whose livelihoods faced further disruption, in the form of expiring certifications, during the global coronavirus pandemic. … 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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