August 19, 2010
AOPA Aviation Summit staff
What will general aviation look like in 2020? Professional futurist, pilot, and former naval aviator John L. Petersen will take attendees on a tour of the horizon of GA in a keynote address at AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 13.
Petersen, founder and president of the nonprofit, future-oriented The Arlington Institute, will talk about trends that are converging to redefine what we fly, how we fly, and where we fly. Find out about trends in propulsion, fuel and power, materials, avionics, air traffic control, and demographic and environmental concerns—and how you can get a leg up on dealing with big changes ahead.
Petersen, an AOPA member, will come to Summit fresh from keynoting a government-wide workshop on the future of aviation in the United States. Best known for his work on “wild cards” and the process of surprise anticipation, he also writes about the future of aviation for Professional Pilot magazine and is a member of the board of directors of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.
Listen to Petersen’s keynote address, “GA in 2020,” Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. at Summit. AOPA Aviation Summit takes place Nov. 11 through 13 in Long Beach, Calif. Book your hotel early and register online to be assured of show discounts before the October deadline, or call 888/462-3976.— By AOPA Aviation Summit staff
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
The first A-29 Super Tucano was delivered Sept. 25, a tangible victory for Embraer and workers in the new factory in Jacksonville, Florida.
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