July 3, 2008
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Virginia pilots and aviation officials are working together to make the state the first to have an AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer at every public-use airport.
At a “first to 100 percent event” held June 28 at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond, AOPA staff were joined by Virginia Aviation Director Randy Burdette, other state aviation officials, and more than a dozen ASN volunteers.
“As a former ASN volunteer for Stafford Regional Airport himself, Randy Burdette understands how valuable this program can be to protecting and promoting airports and general aviation,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA senior director of airports.
During the meeting, participants learned about the value of aviation in Virginia, top issues affecting airports nationwide, and legislative challenges facing small airports as states look for new sources of revenue in a tight economy.
The event garnered four new volunteers for ASN program, bringing ASN representation to 48 of Virginia’s 66 public airports.
To find out if your airport has an ASN volunteer or to help Virginia achieve its 100-percent goal by nominating yourself or someone else as a volunteer, see the ASN home page.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
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)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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