November 11, 2009
June 5, 2004 - Instrument-rated pilots began arriving before 7 a.m. today, hoping to get a jump on the 14th annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House. Despite solid IFR during the early morning, the radar loop paints a more hopeful picture for later in the day. And there's plenty to do for those who choose to drive in instead of fly in.
Early this morning, AOPA staff and Frederick Municipal Airport personnel were putting the finishing touches on the static display area, pushing the final few aircraft into position. Vendors were setting up under the big-top tent, and AOPA staff members were preparing to welcome members, pilots, and other aviation enthusiasts to AOPA's headquarters.
Eleven hours of seminars are scheduled for this year's event, including a Q&A session with AOPA President Phil Boyer, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's acclaimed "Single-Pilot IFR" seminar, a session on aircraft ownership, another on legal issues, and, of course, Rod Machado's popular "Laugh and Learn" seminar.
There are many reasons why you will want to be at AOPA’s Chino Fly-In on Sept. 20. Here are our top 10.
A retired airline pilot and the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program win Public Benefit Flying Awards.
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
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