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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 is asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders.
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.