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.

Unlike all previous Summits, this one is different. It is the last of its kind. [Read more...]

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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Taking the reins at AOPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has a new president: Mark Baker. Rumors of the appointment were rampant at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, but the official announcement wasn’t made until Aug. 20.

Baker is only the fifth person to be president of AOPA. Actually, he is the sixth. The first was T. Townsend Ludgington, a member of the board who founded AOPA but who quickly resigned the post when the first employee was hired.

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AOPA names Mark Baker president

Frederick, MD – Mark R. Baker has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

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AOPA Insurance Services appoints new president

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has appointed Bill Snead president of AOPA Insurance Services.

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AOPA issues checklist: ‘What To Do If Stopped by Law Enforcement’

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has notified the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that general aviation pilots and their aircraft continue to be subjected to what appear to be random searches while federal officials have failed to respond to a four-month-old AOPA public records request for information about the searches.

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Apparently we do need this tower

The “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” (H.R. 1765) was introduced on Friday, April 26, by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa). It was signed by President Obama on Wednesday, May 1.

You see, Congress and the President can get things done…when they want to.

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A strong community is our best defense

GUEST EDITORIAL By CRAIG FULLER, AOPA President

You don’t have to look very far to see the threats to general aviation today. Sequestration cuts, tower closures, user fees, and tax changes are just a few of the recent, and ongoing, assaults on GA. Our freedom to fly is under attack, and we must fight back with every weapon in our arsenal.

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