April 9, 2010
By Thomas A. Horne
The International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations (IAOPA) has an expanded presence at AERO this year, with half of its 68 member nations represented at the IAOPA booth, and special presentations addressing the mutual concerns of GA operations around the world.
AOPA and IAOPA president Craig Fuller is also present, representing GA interests in several forums, meeting with representatives from the European press, and building consensus among GA organizations in pursuit of common goals.
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne has worked at AOPA since the early 1980s. He began flying in 1975 and has an airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates. He’s flown everything from ultralights to Gulfstreams and ferried numerous piston airplanes across the Atlantic.
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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