Southern Region

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Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Caronlina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida

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PROTECT GA At YOUR POLLING PLACE

AOPA members are well informed and politically active so it is with some trepidation that I write this blog. My apology if it seems a bit too basic but sometimes it’s just too easy to overlook the obvious. With Primary … Continue reading Read More

July 28, 2014

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE EXPANDS AVIATION EDUCATION

Scribblings on a piece of scrap paper and a restaurant napkin late last year were the beginnings of what has become The Northeast Tennessee Aviation Education Initiative. Its’ Founders are Tennessee State Representative Tony Shipley, AOPA member Henry Somers and … Continue reading Read More

July 8, 2014

SOUTH CAROLINA’S GOT IT GOIN’ ON

  I have represented AOPA in South Carolina for 30 years and have never ceased to be amazed at the general aviation energy in the Palmetto State. This past weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying an aviation tradition that … Continue reading Read More

June 12, 2014

PAYING IT FORWARD

My interest in aviation education frequently leads to discussions with my peers about the current world of aviation education from our desire to introduce children at a very young age all the way through to career training in higher education. … Continue reading Read More

April 11, 2014

Bob Minter, AOPA Regional Manager

Bob Minter, Southern Regional Manager
E-mail: bob.minter@aopa.org
All airport related issues should be sent to ASN@aopa.org.

Southern region news

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Air Force flying club expands membership to civilians

The Robins Aero Club has opened membership to civilians in the Georgia area as a way to survive.

2014, 09 22 | comments

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AOPA to attend South Carolina's Southeast Aviation Expo

AOPA will be among the exhibitors in attendance at South Carolina’s Southeast Aviation Expo.

2014, 09 11

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Triple Tree magic

A cannon fires after Pat Derrick makes a low pass over the grass strip in a Vultee BT-13 Valiant. Derrick is the unofficial alarm clock for hundreds of pilots, their family and friends, camping under the wings of their aircraft at the 400-plus acre Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina.

2014, 09 09 | comments

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50 years later, pilot re-creates first solo flight

A South Carolina pilot celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his first solo flight by re-enacting it.

2014, 08 25

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Georgia pilot wins travel package to AirVenture

A Georgia pilot was attending EAA AirVenture after winning a travel package in an aviation headset manufacturer’s random drawing.

2014, 07 31
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