Long-time AOPA executive dies

Harmon Pritchard, a long-time executive at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, died Monday, Oct. 14, at his retirement home in Winchester, Virginia. He was 84.

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AOPA Summit: AOPA recognizes first AOPA-AbleFlight scholarship recipient

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) celebrated the achievements of U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard upon the successful completion of flight training as AOPA’s 2013 Aviation Summit opened here Thursday.

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AOPA Summit: Airport advocates receive award

FORT WORTH, Texas — Colorado airport advocates Dave Shepard and Steve Wood have been named the 2013 winners of the Laurence P. Sharples Perpetual Award.

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AOPA Summit: Rep. John Barrow recognized

FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S. Congressman John Barrow (D-Ga.) is the 2013 recipient of the Joseph B. Hartranft Jr. Award, one of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s highest honors, for his work on behalf of general aviation (GA) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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AOPA moves to dismiss, transfer lawsuit

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), in an Oct. 7 response to SD Holdings (SDH) patent infringement lawsuit, seeks to dismiss the lawsuit or, alternatively, have it moved from Oregon to Maryland.

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AOPA hit with lawsuit over flight planner

HILLSBORO, Ore. — SD Holdings LLC has filed a $66 million patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

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Maybe the O stands for opportunity

Next week, Fort Worth, Texas, will fill up with pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, writers, reporters, business owners, spouses, friends, and all the assorted characters who travel along with the big aviation enthusiast road show. The draw is the AOPA Summit, an annual gathering of the faithful, the hopeful, and the not-entirely-satisfied who all have aspirations for a more vibrant general aviation environment.

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AOPA to focus on grassroots events in 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has decided to suspend holding its annual Aviation Summit next year in favor of reaching more members “where they fly.”

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AOPA Insurance Services celebrates 20 years

AOPA Insurance Services (AOPAIS) marks its 20th anniversary this month.

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AOPA headquarters newest chapter of the IMC Club

The 72nd chapter of the IMC Club has been founded at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) headquarters in Frederick Md.

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