October 19, 2010
By Dave Hirschman
AOPA Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteers from the Mid-Atlantic gathered Oct. 16, at Frederick Municipal Airport to share information, eat lunch, and tour AOPA headquarters.
“We always look for opportunities to see our volunteers face to face and learn more about the things that are happening at their airports, and inviting everyone to AOPA’s home airport was a natural,” said Joey Colleran, ASN director. “We all exchanged some great ideas and information, and our volunteers got to do some important networking with their neighbors in the region.”
Frederick ASN volunteer Jon Harden hosted the event and spent much of the afternoon grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for those who attended the event. Hardin is the founder of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR PROS), an independent aviation insurance agency, and he’s a member of the Frederick Airport Commission.
More than a dozen ASN volunteers representing airports in states from New York to Virginia attended the event.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
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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