July 25, 2011
“As the platinum sponsor of Sun ’n Fun for the past three years, AOPA has built an excellent relationship with the staff and volunteers at Lakeland – a relationship we're confident will continue to strengthen and grow under John's leadership. “With his incredibly diverse aviation background, business acumen, and extensive philanthropic work, John is an outstanding choice to lead the Sun ’n Fun organization. All of us at AOPA are excited to work with him and the entire Sun n Fun organization in 2012 and beyond.”
Craig L. Fuller President, CEO Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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