June 21, 2002
AOPA President Phil Boyer will hold Pilot Town Meetings on August 13, 14, and 15 for general aviation pilots in Texas. In lively, interactive sessions, Boyer will update pilots on current and upcoming developments in national aviation legislation, policy, and regulations and will solicit pilots' views of the general aviation situation in their state.
Boyer, president of the 384,000-member association, will also report on AOPA's progress on pilot photo IDs and discuss perceived security issues facing the general aviation community. He will also outline AOPA's General Aviation Restoration Fund (GARF), which is an initiative to blanket the country with information amplifying the role of general aviation in commerce. All the Pilot Town Meetings in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas, begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to all pilots without charge.
Phil Boyer, a 35-year veteran aviator and former network television senior executive, is the third full-time president in AOPA's 63-year history. Instrument and multiengine rated, he has logged more than 6,800 flight hours, including two transatlantic crossings. He has been president of AOPA since January 1991.
Boyer has held over 275 Pilot Town Meetings during the past 10 years, reporting to pilots all across the country and soliciting their feedback to keep AOPA action focused on current pilot concerns. To date, some 56,000 pilots have participated in these Pilot Town Meetings.
AOPA represents pilots and owners of the 221,000 general aviation aircraft that constitute 92 percent of the U.S. civilian fleet.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>