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President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer is general aviation's spokesman in Washington. Earlier in the year this column discussed the pressure from the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and airlines to change the way our federal air traffic control (ATC) system is financed ("President's Position: FAA Funding," June Pilot).

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer is an annual contributor to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Hat in the Ring Society. Sitting in the left seat of AOPA for the past 15 years has given me an enviable view of the many facets of this remarkable organization.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer's home airport is 8 nautical miles from the edge of the Washington, D.C. ADIZ.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer flies his Cessna 172 from Frederick, Maryland. Lately members come up to me and comment, "Boy, am I glad I don't have your job!" They are usually referring to the rash of airspace incursions in the Washington, D.C., area or one of the recent airport security issues.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer and his wife own a 1977 Cessna 172. Most of us in aviation have become familiar with the NASA-FAA-Industry partnership called SATS, the Small Aircraft Transportation System.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer is dedicated to fighting user fees. This month's issue of AOPA Pilot is dedicated to covering the "State of General Aviation." Looking forward, there is one huge issue that transcends post-9/11 security, airport issues, and the myriad other problems and opportunities facing GA.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer visits as many GA airports as possible each year. Annually, in the last 15 years, your association has conducted research aimed at helping us direct our advocacy in the regulatory and legislative areas towards what you deem important.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2005

Phil Boyer assumed the duties of president of AOPA in January 1991. In this job as president of your association, along with the emotional highs of winning on general aviation issues, there is plenty of frustration, as you might imagine.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2005

AOPA President Phil Boyer has served the association for the past 14 years. I write this month's column immediately after ending a meeting with a team from Lockheed Martin, the winner of an FAA contract to assume design and operation of a twenty-first-century flight service station system — FS21.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2005

Phil Boyer is a 7,000-hour-plus pilot who has been flying for more than 30 years, more than 15 as an aircraft owner. It's pet-peeve time for this month's column, and perhaps my personal concern is shared and will ring true to others who are pilots.

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Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2005

Phil Boyer is the president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. Thanksgiving Day in America is meant to be a time to offer thanks with family and friends, and symbolizes the start of a holiday season for many of us.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer spends many hours on Capitol Hill bringing vital GA issues to light. Thank goodness the 2004 presidential election is now behind us.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer was among the first pilots to fly a GPS approach. In July 2003 the FAA turned on the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) designed to allow aircraft to make near-precision approaches, including vertical guidance like an instrument landing system, with GPS satellites aided by 25 ground reference stations.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2004

Phil Boyer, a former ABC-TV executive, has been president of AOPA since January 1991. The Thursday morning in late August began routinely at the office with my normal quick review of the overnight e-mails.

President's Position

Article | Sep 01, 2004

Phil Boyer has served as the association's president for more than 13 years. Your Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is the world's largest aviation organization, with more than 400,000 members — each with unique interests but all sharing a common bond and passion for general aviation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer is a pilot of more than 40 years and a longtime user of FSSs and DUATS. There is probably no FAA service used more by general aviation pilots than the flight service station (FSS) system.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer has mentored two dozen student pilots. Across most of the United States this is the very best time of year for flying.

President's Position

Article | Jun 01, 2004

Phil Boyer travels the country advocating for AOPA's 400,000 members. It has always been my philosophy that when the airlines are profitable and happy, we have fewer conflicts with them in general aviation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2004

Phil Boyer is an active advocate for AOPA's more than 400,000 members. Temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) have been part of air traffic management for decades.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2004

Phil Boyer serves AOPA's more than 400,000 members around the world. Every day the 220 people who work for your association are involved in specific problems and opportunities that affect general aviation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer is a former executive with ABC. With more than 400,000 members, whenever anything negative about general aviation becomes public, it isn't long before more than one pilot contacts someone at AOPA headquarters with the news.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer welcomes the challenges of a new year. As I sit down to write my column it's the first Monday in January and my first day back in the office in the new year.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer believes new technology doesn't have to mean expensive new regulations. The New Year brings with it many challenges and opportunities for those of us who love to fly.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2003

AOPA President Phil Boyer serves more than 400,000 general aviation enthusiasts. As most of you read this, the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight will be upon us.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as the president of IAOPA. "The FAA promotes aviation safety in the interest of the American public by regulating and overseeing the civil aviation industry to make sure that the United States is operating a safe aviation industry." So begins the regulatory page of the FAA Web site.