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President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2009

Just a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in the left seat of a Cessna Caravan, climbing toward 14,000 feet out of Rifle, Colorado. We were headed east and all the indications on the Garmin G1000 were comfortably in the green.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2009

With the kids headed back to school and summer flying adventures fading into warm memories, it’s time to find something new to look forward to. For me, that’s the first-ever AOPA Aviation Summit, set for November 5 through 7 in Tampa, Florida.

President's Position

Article | Aug 03, 2009

Wow, how did we arrive at the middle of summer so fast? I hope this issue of AOPA Pilot finds you relaxing with family and friends and, of course, flying! Summer is a great time for flying events large and small. Whether you spend a week with thousands of fellow aviation enthusiasts at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, or just get together with a few friends for a breakfast fly-out, summer’s more relaxed pace makes this the perfect season for pilots to spend time together.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2009

AOPA President Craig Fuller flies his A36 Beechcraft Bonanza for business and pleasure. Our General Aviation Serves America campaign to inform and educate policy makers, opinion leaders, and the public about the true value of general aviation is moving ahead at full speed.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2009

Click the image above to view a slideshow. Imagine what flying will be like when the promises of NextGen come to fruition in a way that can make a difference for general aviation.

President's Position: 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.

President's Position: A refreshing story

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2009

AOPA President Craig Fuller is traveling across the country telling the general aviation story. Just a few weeks ago, I experienced a first—awarding the 2008 Get Your Glass Sweepstakes Piper Archer to one of our lucky members.

President's Position: Pride of the Midwest

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2009

In Washington, D.C., it has become fashionable to take shots at the use of private aircraft. Some legislation has been contemplated that would force companies to sell or stop using private airplanes.

President's Position: Fly AOPA

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2009

Craig Fuller took the reins of the AOPA presidency in January 2009 after a successful career in national politics. There is no shortage of speculation about the future around us here in the nation’s capital.

President's Position: Ready for the challenge

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

AOPA President Craig Fuller is only the fourth president in the association’s 70-year history. Seventy years ago, a group of dedicated aviators met to form the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.