September 1, 2007
AOPA Expo 2007, general aviation's premier event, will be held in Hartford, Connecticut, from October 4 through 6 at the Connecticut Convention Center and Hartford-Brainard Airport. This is the annual AOPA Expo's first visit to New England.
"We're happy to expand AOPA Expo to a new region this year," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "With a new convention center, a vibrant airport, and activities for everyone, Hartford is sure to be a hit with attendees."
Attendees will enjoy the breathtaking New England scenery. The first weekend in October is traditionally the region's peak fall foliage season.
With hundreds of exhibitors, the convention hall will include aircraft manufacturers, avionics, flight gear, and more. A shuttle service, courtesy of AOPA Expo Platinum Sponsor Cessna, will transport attendees between the convention center and nearby Hartford-Brainard Airport, where more than 60 new aircraft will be on display.
More than 60 hours of seminars will run throughout the three-day show. Attendees will have a variety of seminar topics to choose from such as technology, aircraft ownership, medical certification, interior renovations, fly-in destinations, and instrument flying.
Register now - preregister by September 12 and save up to 26 percent. To register and reserve hotel rooms, visit the Web site.
When a hurricane watch or warning is issued, the best course of action is to fly your airplane to an airport far enough outside of the area to allow for unforecasted storm movement. If you can't fly your airplane away, a hangar is typically good protection, but if you don't have one, here are some tips for securing your aircraft outside.
Read more about hurricane survival tactics online.
Like it or not, federal aviation regulations are a fact of life. But staying on the FAA's good side isn't all that tough - particularly if you've been to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's newest live seminar. Get answers to commonly asked regulatory questions and insights on the real-world intersection of rules, common sense, and safety. Plus, discover simple methods for reading - and understanding - complex regulations. For the nearest showing, visit the Web site.
The annual meeting of the members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will be held at noon on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at Wings Field, Ambler, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of receiving reports and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting, including the election of trustees. - John S. Yodice, secretary
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Wind and Gusts,
Safety and Education
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
The Aircraft Spotlight feature looks at an airplane type and evaluates it across six areas of particular interest to flying clubs and their members: Operating Cost, Maintenance, Insurability, Training, Cross-Country, and Fun Factor.
The AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) 2.0, powered by Jeppesen, is now available in beta for all AOPA members to test. The beta period is open through early 2015.
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