November 11, 2010
By Alyssa J. Miller
It's a sunny beautiful day in southern California, but no one wants to be outside--unless it's at the airport--because Long Beach is hosting AOPA Aviation Summit and the convention center is humming with excited energy.
There's music, video, aircraft displays, new products, and lots of plane crazy people. Longtime friends are meeting up, and new relationships are being forged as pilots check out the latest in avionics, peruse nearly 75 aircraft on display, and take part in safety and educational forums.
Jeppesen has new offerings, there are dog biscuits in the shape of airplanes, the Recreational Aviation Foundation is handing out cool orange bracelets proclaiming "Join Team RAF," and there is a line of people waiting to test Sporty's transceiver with an ILS display.
These are just a few of the highlights from Summit’s opening day. Don’t miss a minute. Register online to attend in person or catch the action on AOPA Live. —AOPA Publications staff
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AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
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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