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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

Avidyne announces avionics collaboration, ADS-B solution

Avidyne Corporation will collaborate to provide avionics for the Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft, and has received FAA approval for Mode S transponder installations.

2015, 04 21

Advocacy

Town enacts noise rules

The town of East Hampton, New York, voted April 16 to approve local limitations on aircraft operations, with fines and other penalties.

2015, 04 17 | comments

Article

Man’s violation of DC airspace ‘unacceptable,’ AOPA says

After Doug Hughes flew what he called a “gyroplane” into the Washington, D.C., Flight Restricted Zone and landed on the Capitol lawn April 15, AOPA quickly stated that the man’s actions were “unacceptable” and that they “should in no way be associated with the law-abiding professional and recreational pilots who every day follow the rules and regulations of the National Airspace System.”

2015, 04 16

Advocacy

NY tax exemption saves aircraft owners thousands

New Yorkers who are considering buying an aircraft that will be based in the state can save at least 4 percent starting Sept. 1 since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the aircraft sales-and-use tax exemption as part of the new state budget.

2015, 04 15

Article

Nik Oekerman

Learning quickly and under pressure is nothing new to Nik Oekerman. The former Navy corpsman who served two combat tours in Iraq has faced more than his share of life-threatening situations. He welcomes the challenge of intensive flight training!

2015, 04 13
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