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.
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…]
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.”
AOPA Insurance Services (AOPAIS) marks its 20th anniversary this month.
The 72nd chapter of the IMC Club has been founded at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) headquarters in Frederick Md.
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.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has appointed Bill Snead president of AOPA Insurance Services.