April 27, 2001
Lessing Stern, Jim Robins, and Michael Lazar were honored this morning as the newest Platinum members of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's "Life Hat" aviation safety donor program. Platinum is the highest level of the Life Hat program, representing an individual contribution of at least $100,000.
Life Hat designations are part of ASF's long-term "Hat In The Ring" program recognizing those who contribute at least $25,000 toward ASF general aviation safety research and education efforts. Other levels of Life Hat include Silver for donations of at least $75,000 and Bronze for donations of at least $50,000.
From left are AOPA Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg, Stern, Robins, and Lazar. The plaques denoting Platinum status for the three were presented at the beginning of the semiannual ASF Board of Visitors meeting at ASF's Frederick, Maryland, headquarters.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the world's largest organization dedicated specifically to improving general aviation safety through research and education. Since its founding in 1950, the GA accident rate has fallen some 90 percent.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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