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IAOPA holds 27th World Assembly in Beijing

Advocacy | Sep 26, 2014

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates convened in Beijing in September for their twenty-seventh biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

IAOPA HOLDS 27TH WORLD ASSEMBLY IN BEIJING

News release | Sep 26, 2014

Leaders of the International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations’ (IAOPA) 73 worldwide affiliates – representing more than 400,000 general aviation aircraft owners and pilots – convened in Beijing earlier this month for their 27th biennial World Assembly to discuss challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community.

Topics IAOPA, AOPA

AOPA TO SELECT YOUNG PILOT FOR FRENCH AIR RALLY

News release | May 02, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, (AOPA), with the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (ICAOPA), AOPA France and the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA), will send an American pilot between 18 and 24 years old to France this summer to take part in a nationwide air rally.

Topics IAOPA, AOPA

IAOPA STATEMENT CORRECTS REPORTS THAT CHINA AFFILIATE SPONSORED AIRSHOW LINKED TO U.S. PILOT'S DEATH

News release | Sep 20, 2013

IAOPA STATEMENT CORRECTS REPORTS THAT AOPA-CHINA AFFILIATE SPONSORED AIRSHOW LINKED TO U.S. PILOT’S DEATH

Jordan chapter joins IAOPA ranks

Article | Aug 28, 2013

A chapter in Jordan has been approved as the seventy-second affiliate of the International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations.

Safety Pilot: Low-impact aerobatics: The Swiss way

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Learning about unusual attitudes—not the pilot’s but the aircraft’s—is an excellent skill and need not be painful. It’s good experience since most of us work hard to avoid them.

IAOPA to hold World Assembly in China in 2014

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2013

The International Council of the Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) announced Feb. 1 that its next biennial World Assembly will be hosted by AOPA China in 2014.

A year of progress on international freedom to fly

Advocacy | Dec 21, 2012

Five decades into the fight to extend freedom to fly to every corner of the globe, IAOPA marked 2012 with collaboration, cooperation, and the promise for more.

Trinidad and Tobago joins AOPA family

Advocacy | Dec 04, 2012

The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) has approved the Island Aircraft Owners Association--AOPA Trinidad and Tobago--as its seventy-first affiliate.

Topics IAOPA, AOPA

AOPA's Craig Spence named permanent IAOPA secretary general

Advocacy | Oct 17, 2012

Craig Spence, AOPA vice president of operations and international affairs, was named the secretary general of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA) on Oct. 13. He was named acting secretary general in May.

90-day old airport hosts first fly-in in China

Advocacy | Aug 30, 2012

It's not Oshkosh, but the first ever fly-in by AOPA-China in Faku in the Shenyang province had all the passion and enthusiasm for general aviation characteristic of airshows worldwide.

GA an ‘economic powerhouse’ in US, IAOPA tells Chinese

Advocacy | Aug 23, 2012

General aviation in the U.S. is an "economic powerhouse" that offers countries a model as they nurture their emerging aviation sectors, said Craig Spence, secretary general of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA), in a speech in Shenyang, China.

IAOPA generates significant resolutions at World Assembly

Advocacy | May 01, 2012

The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations recently held its biennial World Assembly in Stellenbosch, South Africa, to discuss current and emerging challenges confronting the world's general aviation community.

Sheehan: World AOPAs ‘coming of age’

Advocacy | Apr 10, 2012

Looking back on 15 years as secretary general of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations, John Sheehan stands in admiration at how much ground its 69 countries' pilot organizations have covered over time.

The Voice of Worldwide Aviation

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2012

The March 1962 issue of The Pilot (now known as AOPA Pilot) announces the formation of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). The article on the new group is just pages from the magazine's editorial on the threat of "User Charges." It's been 50 years, but some things never change.

A global approach to GA

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2010

Little support by the government for “rich people” and their aircraft. A government concerned about terrorist attacks by small aircraft.

President's Position: Passion for flight

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

AOPA President Phil Boyer is president of the International Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The passion for flight.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2006

John S. Yodice is legal counsel for the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2005

Phil Boyer is the president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. Thanksgiving Day in America is meant to be a time to offer thanks with family and friends, and symbolizes the start of a holiday season for many of us.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as the president of IAOPA. "The FAA promotes aviation safety in the interest of the American public by regulating and overseeing the civil aviation industry to make sure that the United States is operating a safe aviation industry." So begins the regulatory page of the FAA Web site.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) celebrated its fortieth anniversary in February.

Hangar Talk

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

After many years of trial and error learning as a military, corporate, and charter pilot and flight instructor, Professional Aviation Inc. President and Secretary General of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations John J.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2000

This column is being written as I return from a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland—not to play golf, but to attend the Twentieth World Assembly of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). Every two years, the 54 affiliates of this organization are invited to participate in a conference that is designed to share ideas, look ahead to international policies and regulations that could affect general aviation around the world, and network with the officers and delegates of AOPA affiliates in other countries.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1997

Imagine general aviation airports that on weekends don't allow touch and goes and that limit departures to aircraft going cross-country only. Or, picture our familiar single-engine Pipers and Cessnas with huge exterior mufflers and exhaust pipes stretching under their fuselages.