President’s Position

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Meeting the mandate

Pilot Magazine | Oct 22, 2014

This year has not yet come to a close, but my mind is on January 1, 2020. That’s when the FAA has mandated that aircraft must be equipped for ADS-B Out in order to operate in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today.

President's Position: My year in review

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

I’ve just completed my first yearas AOPA president, so it’s a good time to pause and think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. When I arrived in this role, there were a few key things on my agenda.

President's Position: One step closer to reality

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

We’ve been talking about the need to find an unleaded replacement for avgas since the United States began phasing out leaded fuels in the early 1970s.

President's Position: Putting it in perspective

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

When the House Aviation Subcommittee invited me to testify at a hearing on airport financing, I was eager to talk about how important Airport Improvement Program funds are to GA airports.

President's Position: New dues, new choices

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

I arrived at AOPA less than a year ago with a lifelong passion for aviation and a vision of sharing that passion, not only with pilots like myself, but with countless others who may not even know that flying is within their reach.

President's Position: Flying fun

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

Flying is fun. Or at least it should be. Most of us can give 100 well-thought-out reasons why we fly—transportation, business, convenience, efficiency, productivity.

President's Position: What’s past is prologue

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

Most of us weren’t born in May 1939 when a handful of pilots gathered around a table to formalize a commitment they’d long since made—to protect the freedom to fly.

President's Position: A reprieve, not a rout

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

The entire general aviation community has a victory to celebrate, even as we recognize that this win is by no means final.

President's Position: More than we asked for

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

It’s not too often that you get more than you ask for.