April 30, 2009
By Warren D. Morningstar
Harrison Ford strolled through the open hangar door three hours early and immediately began chatting with the crew busy setting up lights and cameras. “You look so familiar. Haven’t we worked together before?” he asked a cameraman. The cameraman, seemingly stunned that Ford would remember, nodded. Arrive early. Stay late. Don’t quit until it’s perfect. Those seem to be Ford’s requirements of himself—even when he’s volunteering his time and powerful presence to a cause such as the GA Serves America Campaign. AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines spent a day interviewing and flying with the famed actor. In this video, Haines describes how the consummate pilot infused his own passion for flying and everything general aviation into the TV and radio commercials for the GA Services America campaign.
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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