AOPA Expo audio and video on demand

October 11, 2005

Expo video on demand

AOPA Expo audio and video on demand

Did you miss the best AOPA Expo yet? Were you there in Tampa but missed one of the exciting general sessions? Just want to relive some of the Expo excitement? We can help.

Check out our Expo audio and video on demand. To get the full experience, play the video (broadband connection and Windows Media Player 9 or 10 recommended).

If you're on a dial-up connection, or just want to download to a portable device, select the audio-only file. All of the general sessions, plus some more fun things as well are waiting right here to be streamed to your computer.

Due to heavy demand, you might experience difficulty playing some of these files. If so, please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Laugh and learn with Rod Machado

Aviation's top funny man had them rolling in aisles at AOPA Expo. (21 minutes)

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The toys

A quick visual tour of the static aircraft display at Peter O. Knight Airport as well as some of the displays in the exhibit hall. Includes a time-lapse view of the exhibit hall setup - from nothing to everything for the GA pilot in 24 hours. (3:17 - video only)

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Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta addresses AOPA members

Part 1 - Secretary Mineta speaks candidly about the ADIZ and pilot violations and promises to reopen the comment period. (22 minutes)

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Part 2 - Mineta answers tough questions from AOPA members and makes a promise on user fees. (21 minutes)

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VLJ, TAA, LSA

More than alphabet soup, they're the future of general aviation - very light jets, technically advanced aircraft, and light sport aircraft. Three of the industry's leaders, Vern Raburn of Eclipse, Alan Klapmeier of Cirrus, and Dan Johnson of LSA Marketing get out their crystal balls. (55 minutes)

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We're mad as hell....

Are you sick of the media, politicians, and the public beating up on general aviation? Well, so are we, and were not going to take it any more. AOPA's Executive Vice President of Communications Jeff Myers explains exactly what we're going to do. But first, Senior Vice President of Government and Technical Affairs Andy Cebula talks about what AOPA is doing to defend GA before Congress and a multitude of federal agencies, and the battle against user fees. Then Karen Gebhart, AOPA senior vice president of products and services, on the fight for affordable insurance. Also, a surprise announcement that stuns several AOPA executives. (39 minutes)

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The ADIZ and safety

Think an air defense identification zone in your area wouldn't be so bad? Think again. AOPA President Phil Boyer talks about ADIZ problems and the battle to keep them from spreading. And Air Safety Foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg talks about improving general aviation safety. (28 minutes)

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Even a congressman hates the ADIZ

This year's winner of AOPA's Hartranft Award, Rep. James Oberstar of Minnesota, has harsh words for the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and praise for "citizen pilots." (12 minutes)

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Beating city hall to save an airport

Pilots can fight city hall and win, as Euel Kinsey proved in facing down Detroit's mayor to save Coleman A. Young/Detroit City Airport (DET). Learn more about this year's AOPA Sharples Award winner. (13 minutes)

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OK, we don't really hate the media

Sometimes the media do get it right and produce fair, accurate, and insightful reporting on general aviation. See some examples with this year's winners of AOPA's Max Karant Journalism Awards. (30 minutes)

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Updated: November 23, 2005, 3:27 p.m. EST