March 16, 2007
How would user fees and bigger avgas taxes on general aviation affect your flying? Find out directly from AOPA President Phil Boyer at Sun 'n Fun during his Pilot Town Meeting at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Florida Air Museum Pavilion in Lakeland. He'll tell you what the FAA and Bush administration are proposing and what your association is doing to win the FAA Funding Debate. Boyer will also discuss ways to increase the pilot population. And you can play an important part in finding new pilots. Bring a student pilot with you to Sun 'n Fun and sign yourselves up for AOPA Project Pilot. If you and the student pilot sign up at the entrance gate from April 17 to the 20, the student will get in for free that day (a $30 value). See the official rules for more details.
March 16, 2007
FAA Financial and Regulatory,
Flying over Manhattan en route to Nantucket for the event. Nantucket Flying Association President Chris McLaughlin introduces the documentary "Shady Lady" before a packed audience at the Dreamland Theater.
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
Sometimes in politics, the good news is that bad news won’t happen. Thanks to AOPA, antique aircraft collectors and aviation employers in Louisiana dodged legislative bullets that would have raised the costs of aircraft ownership or of doing business.