AOPA Aviation Summit 2011 - Thursday

September 24, 2011

Soaking rains in Connecticut during AOPA Aviation Summit didn't bother AOPA's 2012 Tougher than a Tornado Husky.

After relating tales of heart-pumping carrier landings and combat missions, Navy pilots Paco Chierici (left) and Jay Consalvi, producer and co-star of the film Speed and Angels, autographed copies of the film for fans.

Attendees check out the displays in the Connecticut Convention Center exhibit hall.

AOPA President Craig Fuller and EAA President Rod Hightower unveil a new initiative to expand the "driver's license medical" standard beyond sport pilot.

AOPA President Craig Fuller and EAA President Rod Hightower discuss ways the two associations are working together.

Members of the Flying Musicians Association serenade pilots each day at Airportfest. Acts included instruments ranging from guitars to a digital accordion.

Delegates from the Civil Aviation Administration of China get a taste of general aviation at AOPA Aviation Summit.

Many a business aircraft runs on Pratt & Whitney Canada’s turbine engines.