September 21, 2009
By Sarah Brown
A general aviation flight can mean access to proper treatment for a sick child, life for an abandoned pet, or hope for victims of natural disasters. Join AOPA and public benefit flying organizations at AOPA Aviation Summit to find out about how you can use your passion for flying to help others.
Air Care Alliance President Lindy Kirkland will moderate the forum “Beyond the $100 Hamburger: How to get involved in public benefit flying” Thursday, Nov. 5, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Summit in Tampa, Fla.
Tens of thousands of volunteer pilots, ground volunteers, and other individuals serve their communities using the capabilities of GA. Attend this informative panel discussion to learn more about the five general types of public benefit flying and the many organizations that provide opportunities to get involved. Rol Murrow, founder of the Emergency Volunteer Air Corps (EVAC) and co-founder of the Air Care Alliance; Rick Durden, author and pilot for LightHawk; Jon Wehrenberg, co-founder and president of Pilots N Paws; and Jeff Kahn, member of the board of directors of Angel Flight East, will answer your questions about using your flying skills for a greater good.
Whether it’s for medical transports, pet rescues, or search-and-rescue missions, pilots are making a difference across the nation. Find out what you can do to help at AOPA Aviation Summit, Nov. 5 through 7. Register today!
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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