September 20, 2002
Longtime AOPA member and country music star Aaron Tippin, AOPA 1296922, toured association headquarters today, just prior to opening as the day's featured performer at the Frederick County fair.
"AOPA has been invaluable to me throughout my flying career," said Tippin, who worked as a charter pilot in the mid-1970s before finding fame as a country music star. His success in the country music field includes such gold chart toppers as Stand For Something, Read Between the Lines, Call of the Wild, Lookin' Back at Myself, and Toolbox.
The 44-year-old entertainer holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multiengine ratings and owns and flies a Cessna 185 and two Piper J-3 Cubs and is restoring a classic Cessna 195. He lives in Tennessee.
From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.
Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.
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