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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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Spread Your Wings You earned your pilot certificate — now what?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue AMERICAN AUTHOR MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones … Continue reading

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State Aeronautics Directors Meet For The Betterment of The Industry

88th Annual NASAO Convention & Trade Show Held In St. Paul by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – The fall season started on a strong note for the National Association of State … Continue reading

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Make it count

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be.” Sometimes I cringe when I hear that, … Continue reading

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AOPA’S YOU CAN FLY INITIATIVE WINS NAA AWARD

November 12, 2019 By AOPA Communications staff The National Aeronautic Association recognized AOPA’s You Can Fly initiative with one of its highest honors on November 12, the Frank G. Brewer Trophy, “for fostering an appreciation of general aviation flying by … Continue reading

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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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