January 15, 2009
AOPA will have a significant presence at the upcoming Great Lakes International Aviation Conference in Novi, Mich., with staff members on hand to discuss airport protection, the Airport Support Network program, and local airport issues.
On Jan 31., the second day of the two-day event, Jennifer Storm, director of the AOPA Airport Support Network program, will present a seminar on “Proactive protection: Promoting your airport.” Also on hand will be Bill Dunn, AOPA vice president of local airport advocacy, who will answer questions about local airport issues.
AOPA also will have a booth at the event, and staff members will meet with prospective and current Airport Support Network volunteers.
“This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Airport Support Network program, and even sign up to volunteer at your airport,” said Storm. “ASN volunteers are a vital link in keeping airports healthy and protecting them from threats like incompatible land use, which can lead to encroachment. They are our eyes and ears at community fields nationwide.”
To find out if your airport has a volunteer, visit the Web site. You can also learn more about the program or nominate yourself or someone else as a volunteer online.
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