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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

Article

Maryland Cub Scouts take flight at AOPA

Maryland Cub Scouts, their den masters, and an army of volunteers swarmed around AOPA’s headquarters for a week of traditional scouting day camp activities mixed with large doses of fun aviation events.

2015, 06 24 | comments

Advocacy

Befriending neighbors

After noise complaints raised tension in recent years, a Cape Cod airport has bonded with the community through airplanes, classic cars, fire engines, and ice cream.

2015, 06 17

Article

Drones: Where do we go from here?

Representatives of drone associations, research institutes, and universities; drone enthusiasts; and those curious about the growing drone industry gathered June 14 at the UAS Academy near Warrenton, Virginia, for RoboFest 2015.

2015, 06 16 | comments

Article

Any change to ATC system must protect GA, AOPA says

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee announced June 15 that he would seek to separate ATC functions from the FAA.

2015, 06 15 | comments

Advocacy

House passes transportation appropriations bill

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

2015, 06 10
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