The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) has selected AOPA-South Africa to host the 26th biennial World Assembly of its 69 member associations. The meeting will be held April 10-15, 2012, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
During the World Assembly, delegates will work on issues of critical importance to general aviation and determine policies for the future, according to association officials. They will hear from experts representing the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), CAA South Africa and industry officials. Resolutions developed from these discussions will help guide policy decisions in each member’s country provide direction for IAOPA in its dealings with ICAO.
“IAOPA is the strongest and most cohesive voice for worldwide general aviation,” said IAOPA President Craig Fuller. “Together, our 69 global affiliates present a formidable front for general aviation and aerial work in international forums. The World Assembly gives us an opportunity to share information and ideas, plan for the future, and respond to the challenges and opportunities the general aviation community faces.”
The IAOPA 26th World Assembly will be held at the Spier Hotel in the Stellenbosch Winelands of the Cape Town region. Information about the World Assembly is available here.