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.
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
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