October 1, 2006
See more than 80 aircraft taxi from Palm Springs International Airport to the Palm Springs Convention Center on Wednesday, November 8, 2006. The Parade of Planes is a prelude to AOPA's annual convention, to be held November 9 through 11 in Palm Springs, California. The aircraft at the convention center join with more than 500 exhibit booths, 74 hours of seminars, free general sessions including special guest FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, and fun social events. Join AOPA for this showcase of new aviation products and the latest in pilot education. Pre-register online or call 888/462-3976 by October 17 to take advantage of discounts. ( See a complete schedule.)
Getting ready for your private or instrument checkride? You're in luck, because the AOPA Air Safety Foundation has given its popular Pilot's Checkride Guide a complete overhaul. It's still pocket-sized for quick reference, but the ASF staff has translated the private pilot (single-engine land) and instrument practical test standards into "plain language" and added real-world tips for a safe, successful checkride. ASF also included sample logbook endorsements, as well as guides to the flight review and instrument proficiency check. It's a must-have for any student or CFI. Approximately 60 pages, spiral bound.
To order your new Pilot's Checkride Guide, visit the Web site.
There's an island for everyone, and for East Coast pilots, flying to the Bahamas or the Caribbean couldn't be easier with AOPA's online Pilot Information Center. This section offers all the information you'll need for a hassle-free trip from departure to return.
AOPA's Pilot Information Center guide to the Bahamas is available online.
TOLL-FREE PILOT INFORMATION CENTER Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672) Click www.aopa.org
NEW ADDRESS? Send your new address and AOPA membership number to AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701-4798 Fax 301/695-2375 Click www.aopa.org/coa-form.html
AOPA AIR SAFETY FOUNDATION Call 800/638-3101 Click www.aopa.org/asf/
AOPA CREDIT CARD PROGRAM Call 800/523-7666 Click www.aopa.org/info/cc/
AOPA AIRCRAFT INSURANCE Call 800/622-AOPA (622-2672) Click www.aopa.org/aircraftinsurance.html
AOPA LEGAL SERVICES PLAN Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672) Click www.aopa.org/legalservices.html
AOPA ONLINE TRAVEL Click www.aopa.org/travel/
OTHER AOPA MEMBER PRODUCTS Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672) Click www.aopa.org/memberproducts/
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
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