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General Aviation: A Shark Tale

Like a Submarine beneath the surface poised and ready to strike, the 15 foot, 2000 pound behemoth searches for prey. With cunning and grace, she lurks with all senses deployed—her eyes scanning the surface, her nose dissecting particles of water … Continue reading Read More

June 26, 2014

The Red Sox & the Yankees; American East – Aviation – Division

As I sit typing this blog on the day of the Red Sox season opener against the Baltimore Orioles—Eastern Region HQ (me) Vs AOPA HQ (colleagues)—I am reminded that competition is indeed a celebrated characteristic of American culture. By the … Continue reading Read More

April 3, 2014

Airport Management Associations

Today’s world seems to require a specialized Association for everything!  Automobile owners have the American Automobile Association, (AAA); Gun owners have the National Rifle Association (NRA), and of course those of us who own or operate aircraft have the Aircraft … Continue reading Read More

January 2, 2014

Seeds of Inspiration

As the saying goes, there’s no place like home! Those who know me well know I am a native Mainer—or “MAINEiac” as we refer to ourselves and our 101st ANG Air Refueling Wing. While I currently reside in southern Massachusetts, … Continue reading Read More

November 13, 2013

Small cuts account for big gains

Two months after Maine’s legislature cements a sales tax exemption on aircraft, parts, and services, the quaint New England state is already seeing expansive growth from its modest aviation industry.  From the production of jobs and boost in revenues to … Continue reading Read More

October 2, 2013

Sean Collins, Regional Manager

eastern regional manager
E-mail: sean.collins@aopa.org
All airport related issues should be sent to ASN@aopa.org.

Eastern region news

Advocacy

Islip, NY, urged to reconsider landing restriction, fees

AOPA is urging the town of Islip, N.Y., to reconsider a recently enacted fee schedule that sets higher rates for night landings.

2014, 09 17

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AOPA challenges proposed overflight ban

AOPA has asked the mayor of Chesapeake City, Maryland, to reconsider a proposed ban on overflights below 400 feet agl that would impact helicopter operations.

2014, 09 11

Article

Homecoming Fly-In: General aviation in action

AOPA is bringing the celebration of general aviation to its home in Frederick, Maryland, for the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4.

2014, 09 09 | comments

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Taildraggers to jet fighters, return to GA roots

School was out, and he hadn’t made the cut for the Pony League baseball team. So in the summer of 1954, Dean Stickell started riding his bicycle to Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

2014, 09 03

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Hokie Flying Club: Promoting aviation, proficiency

The Hokie Flying Club helps promote aviation by offering low-cost flying for members.

2014, 09 03
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