November 11, 2009
Dear Iowa Member:
As I advised you in a recent letter, I am traveling to your state on behalf of our ongoing FAA Funding battle. I hope you will join me at Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV) on Monday, June 4, 2007, for two special events featuring two important Congressional aviation leaders.
Congressman Leonard Boswell has been a member of AOPA for more than ten years. An active pilot and owner of a Piper Comanche, he has been outspoken against the FAA’s attempt to quadruple the tax on avgas and impose air traffic control user fees. Whether it’s ensuring funding for local airports, speaking out against user fees, or helping his Congressional colleagues better understand how general aviation serves their communities, Congressman Boswell is one of Congress’ foremost leaders on aviation matters.
Congressman Jerry Costello of Illinois was elected by his colleagues to Chair the House Aviation Subcommittee in January. His work ethic and tendency to find practical solutions to tough policy questions made him a natural choice for this position. Since becoming chairman, he’s held nine hearings on FAA reauthorization topics to better understand the critical aviation needs that must be addressed this year. And, Chairman Costello has already weighed in one important reauthorization topic-No User Fees!
Two Invitations First, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Congressman Boswell, Chairman Costello and I will participate in a general discussion session featuring the current debate on user fees and financing the FAA. This is open to the public and will be held in the hangar at Executive 1 Aviation. Don’t miss this chance to speak with these two important aviation leaders.
Immediately following the general discussion session, AOPA will host a fundraising reception for Congressman Boswell. This allows those AOPA Members wishing to join me in financially supporting his candidacy. Time after time Leonard Boswell has been there for the general aviation and we need to help him as he works on his re-election effort. Despite his solid reputation in Congress, Leonard Boswell faces a tight race.
To attend this second event, please click here for important information on how to confirm your attendance.
I look forward to seeing you at the Ankeny Regional Airport on June 4, 2007.
Phil Boyer AOPA President
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 421 Aviation Way • Frederick, Maryland 21701 • Telephone: 800/USA-AOPA or 301/695-2000
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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