April 7, 2006
Daniel J. McElroy, AOPA 931332, of Columbus, Indiana, and his family - including wife Elli and son Dan Jr. - are among the position holders for an Eclipse 500. All three are experienced pilots - the elder McElroy is a former Delta Air Lines captain, Elli is a former regional airline pilot, and Dan Jr. is a private pilot - and shared their perspectives on flying the 500 with AOPA. In "Flying By Looking" each of the three pilots discuss their experience as pilot in command of the Eclipse. In the two accompanying stories, McElroy examines the transition to glass cockpits and trend monitors.
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
Deep in the dense, moss-draped, oak forest of Amelia Island is a luxurious plantation resort. Check out this Florida destination while you are in the Southeast for AOPA's St. Simons, Georgia, Fly-In on Nov. 8.
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