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AOPA State of the Association

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2011

General aviation’s situation during 2010 was very much like flying in mountain wave conditions: We experienced both exhilarating updrafts and the occasional big downdraft, and we had to remain keenly alert for rising terrain—as well as changes in the weather. While those conditions are continuing into 2011, signs are pointing to improvement.

State of the Association: MISSION: engagement

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

The Earth had scarcely stopped shaking after Haiti was devastated by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake—centered 15 miles west-southwest of its capital, Port-au-Prince, on January 12—when general aviation pilots in the United States began asking how they could help. Although Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince was overwhelmed, GA soon began ferrying medical supplies, relief workers, and other aid directly to Haiti’s smaller airports, including Cap-Haïtien and Jacmel.

State of the Association

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2009

This month marks the seventieth anniversary of AOPA’s existence. That’s an incredible achievement, especially when you consider that aviation itself has only been around for about 100 years.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 2007 Annual Report: Team Effort

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2008

I have only to look around our offices here at the Frederick, Maryland, headquarters to see general aviation advocacy and support in action—it’s in the team of talented individuals who make up our organization, and in the management team that leads these fine folks. This incredible team keeps the home fires burning, allowing me to be out representing the membership on such important matters as user fees.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 2006 Annual Report

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

We filed our flight plan and we're ready for any sign of turbulence Go ahead, FAA, the media, the local anti-airport activists — our war chest is full of important resources, prepared for any threat to our right to fly. General aviation will not topple while the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is around.

AOPA Air Safety Foundation 2006 Annual Report

Article | May 01, 2007

Gift giving that supports our mission How was 2006 for the AOPA Air Safety Foundation? Probably the best indicator occurred at AOPA Expo 2006 in Palm Springs, California. There, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey awarded ASF the first-ever Thomas H.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 2005 Annual Report

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

Your association overcomes challenges and celebrates victories during a turbulent year When planning a flight of any significant distance, we must take into account the effect of winds. In cruise flight, where we spend most of our time, headwinds present a problem.

AOPA Air Safety Foundation 2005 Annual Report

Article | May 01, 2006

AOPA Air Safety Foundation leverages latest education techniques to improve safety Tailwinds are gradually improving general aviation's safety record. Looking back to 2004, the new Joseph T.

2004 AOPA Annual Report

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

AOPA puts a powerful team to work for members every day As I come to work each day, I am inspired by the team of professionals that has created the world's largest aviation association. As strategist and author Lance Secretan has said, "Leadership is about inspiration — of oneself and of others....