Archives: AOPA

AOPA Works To End Border Crossing Frustrations

FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is bringing together U.S. and Canadian officials in an effort to make crossing the border a simpler, less cumbersome and more manageable experience for general aviation pilots and passengers. At … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilot Wins AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair…. AOPA President Stages Air-To-Air Delivery

LITCHFIELD, MINN. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Sunday awarded its 2014 Sweepstakes Airplane, a fully-restored 1963 Beechcraft 35-B33 Debonair, to Steve Lagergren, an AOPA member from Litchfield, Minn. Lagergren, who built and flies his own RV-7 kitplane, … Continue reading

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My First Year

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association I’ve just finished my first year as AOPA president. And what a year it’s been. I arrived with a pretty big to do list. I wanted to understand … Continue reading

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Standing Up For Airports

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association To a pilot, an airport is pretty much always a good thing. Whether you view it as a gateway to new adventures, a safe haven when the unexpected … Continue reading

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AOPA Welcomes Movement Towards Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2

Frederick, MD – A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming … Continue reading

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Stopping The Stops

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Working your way through the noisy, highly politicized climate of Washington, D.C., can be a little like trying to communicate without a microphone while navigating without a GPS, … Continue reading

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AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Off To A Good Start

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – More than 2,500 people participated in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) regional fly-in, April 26, in San Marcos, Texas. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host in 2014, including its homecoming … Continue reading

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Advocacy First… Fun & Education Second

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region The 2014 legislative sessions in the Central Region (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa) are wrapping up and the fly-in … Continue reading

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The Power of A Coalition

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota by Bryan Budds Manager, AOPA Great Lakes Region Beginning several years ago, the Wisconsin general aviation industry – ranging from Piper … Continue reading

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AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Off To A Good Start

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – More than 2,500 people participated in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) regional fly-in, April 26, in San Marcos, Texas. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host in 2014, including its homecoming … Continue reading

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