Southern Region

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WE CAN MAKE 2015 A GOOD YEAR FOR GENERAL AVIATION

I first read Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING as a teenager, and I’ve read it a few more times since. Positive thinking works. I have tried to instill its principles in my children, grandchildren and friends. … Continue reading Read More

December 11, 2014

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

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

Article

New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

2015, 01 27

Article

Tecnam touts transport duty for P2006T twin

A light twin introduced to the flight school and rental fleets by Italian aircraft maker Tecnam has gained certification in Russia as a commercial passenger-carrying aircraft.

2015, 01 26

Article

Around the world, over the poles

During a 24-day pole-to-pole adventure filled with dynamic weather conditions and unanticipated routing changes of thousands of miles in a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane capable of carrying 361 gallons of fuel in nine tanks, 68-year-old Bill Harrelson landed in North Carolina Jan. 21 unofficially shattering the pole-to-pole speed record.

2015, 01 22 | comments

Advocacy

Florida tax exemption not being uniformly applied

AOPA is working to make sure that members are not taxed for tax-exempt aircraft parts and services in Florida.

2015, 01 20

Article

Crash at Sebring show kills two

An amphibious ultralight crashed near the runway at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 16, killing the two men aboard.

2015, 01 20
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