August 1, 2010
AOPA Programs and Outreach staff
AOPA Aviation Summit—The premier source for education on proficiency, safety, technology, and affordable flying
Attend AOPA Aviation Summit and participate in all new, interactive forums led by an exciting group of aviation experts
Airport Activism—Simple Steps to Save Your Airport: AOPA Airports Team
AOPA and the Art of Aviation Photography: Mike Fizer—Senior Photographer, AOPA and Chris Rose— Photographer, AOPA
Aviation Humor: Rod Machado—Flight Instructor, Author and Aviation Humorist
Buying Your First Airplane: Tom Haines—Editor in Chief, AOPA
California Fog-In: Thomas A. Horne—Editor at Large, AOPA Pilot magazine
Cockpit Courage: Captain Jim Tucker
Commercializing Space: Dick Rutan
Ditching and Water Survival: Doug Ritter—Chairman, Equipped to Survive Foundation
Engine Failure After Takeoff: Barry Schiff—Aviation Author, AOPA Pilot magazine columnist
FAR Refresher: John Yodice—AOPA General Counsel, Law Offices of Yodice Associates
Fast Track to Your Pilot Certificate: Doug Stewart—Chairman, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
Flying for a Living: Strategies for Getting Hired: Ian Twombly—Deputy Editor, AOPA, Flight Training magazine
Flying to Alaska: Tom George—Alaska Regional Representative, AOPA
Flying to Mexico—What Pilots Need to Know: Rick Gardner—Director of Aviation Services, Caribbean Sky Tour
The Future of Aircraft Ownership: Dave Hirschman—Senior Editor, AOPA
How to Pass Any Checkride: Jason Blair—Executive Director, National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
Keep Young and Fly Forever: Janet Lapp—Flight Instructor, Psychologist, Author, Motivational Humorist
The Kings on Avoiding Unwanted Adventure: John and Martha King, King Schools
Luck Comes to the One Most Prepared: Sean D. Tucker—National Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee and Airshow Performer
Mastering Takeoffs and Landings: Andy Miller—Presenter, AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Medical Certification from the FAA’s Perspective: Warren Silberman, DOT Manager, FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division
Night Flying: Max Trescott—Author and Certificated Flight Instructor, Glass Cockpit Publishing
Pinch Hitter®: Susan Parsons—Special Assistant, FAA
Practical Tips for Flying GPS and WAAS-Based Approaches: Max Trescott —Author and Certificated Flight Instructor, Glass Cockpit Publishing
Real World IFR: JJ Greenway—Chief Flight Instructor and Safety Director, AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Recognizing and Dealing with Maintenance ‘Gotchas’: Adrian Eichhorn—Pilot, JetBlue Airways
Seeing Through the FAA’s Eyes: A Better Vision for Pilots: Van Nakagawara, OD—Research Optometrist, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
Thinking Small to Avoid Big Mistakes: Rod Machado—Flight Instructor, Author and Aviation Humorist
Using Professional Pilot and Instructor Techniques in Your VFR and IFR Flying: Jeff Moss—MCFI, 2010 National CFI of the Year, FAA Gold Seal Certificated Flight Instructor
What Went Wrong?: Bruce Landsberg —President, AOPA Air Safety Foundation
What’s So Special about Special Issuances?: Gary Crump—Director, AOPA Medical Certification Services
Women Leaders in Aviation: Dr. Peggy Chabrian—Founder and President, Women in Aviation, International
Yoke and Pedal: Secrets to Better Piloting Proficiency: Rod Machado— Flight Instructor, Author and Aviation Humorist
Plus, an all-new Light Business Airplane conference track (offered by NBAA and AOPA)
All topics, titles, and speakers subject to change
>> For more information about special guests, forums, social events, Airportfest, and more, check AOPA Summit Online.
Pilot Training and Certification,
The next stop is Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 17 and 18 for the 2014 Red Bill Air Race World Championship, following an “electrifying” contest in Rovinj, Croatia.
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg talks with AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy Jim Coon on his first 100 days and the top advocacy issues confronting AOPA.
The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.
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