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Advocacy: The Road to Anywhere

What is Advocacy?  OxfordDictionaries.com defines Advocacy as: “public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.” While accurate, I tend think of AOPA’s form of advocacy as more than that.  For those of us advocating for General Aviation specifically, … Continue reading Read More

January 9, 2015

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

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


Low and slow with James Brown

Two days after a period of rain that drenched the southeast—and made the state of South Carolina a disaster zone—AOPA flew along the swollen, muddy James River from Richmond, Virginia, to the base of the Blue Ridge mountains.

2015, 10 07


AOPA convenes first High School Aviation Symposium

AOPA is inviting school administrators, guidance counselors, and aviation program directors to attend the first symposium of the AOPA Aviation Education Leadership Alliance.

2015, 10 06 | comments


Hurricane menaces East Coast

The National Hurricane Center reported Oct. 1 that Hurricane Joaquin had strengthened overnight, with peak winds at 105 knots and expected to intensify. AOPA offers a detailed briefing online that covers the essentials of storm preparation for aircraft owners.

2015, 10 01


Wheels Up unveils breast cancer awareness 'Pink Plane'

Wheels Up is taking breast cancer awareness to new heights when the membership-based private aviation company’s specially outfitted pink Beechcraft King Air 350i takes off to invite contributions Oct. 1.

2015, 09 29


House passes FAA funding extension

The House has passed a measure to extend FAA funding through March 31, 2016.

2015, 09 28 | comments
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