Tag Archives: Mark Baker

Onward & Upward For aviation professionals, the future is looking good.

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Still grappling with the effects of the pandemic, the U.S. economy and job market have been unpredictable, to say the least. “Now hiring” and … Continue reading

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The Show Goes On

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue Over the past year, I think we’ve all learned a simple lesson in appreciation. Most of us didn’t realize how much we’d miss the … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CE Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Spring, what a wonderful season and metaphor for where we all are in the pandemic. There are thousands of clichés about things blooming, opening … Continue reading

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The thrill of it… Don’t let spring bring unwanted excitement

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Print & Online April/May 2021 issue Have you ever passed a highway accident and felt compelled to look? Call it a primal instinct, but many of us … Continue reading

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The fear factor… Public perceptions about safety are our business

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Pre-Coronavirus, global air travel was at an all-time high. Between 8,000 and 20,000 aircraft could be flying at any given moment. In the United States … Continue reading

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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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