MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
September 24, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
Alaska pilots know how critical safe, accessible airports are to their state. That’s why AOPA is encouraging pilots to come to Aviation North Expo, Oct. 16 through 18, to learn more about how they can become part of AOPA’s Airport Support Network (ASN) and help ensure the future of the airports they depend on.
The event will include an Oct. 17 presentation by ASN Director Jennifer Storm covering issues that include why every airport needs an ASN volunteer to prevent problems before they become crises, tips for identifying and serving stakeholders, ways to get the larger community involved, and ways to identify and expand an airport’s positive economic impact.
During the Expo, be sure to take in “Mastering Takeoffs and Landings” and “Top 5 Mistakes Pilots Make” seminars from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation and meet Tom George, AOPA’s regional representative for Alaska.
Advocacy and Legislation,
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.