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President's Position

Article | Dec 08, 2009

If I ask a room full of pilots what matters to them most, the answers I get are remarkably consistent. Almost all of them come down to the same thing: “I want to be able to keep flying now, and for years to come.” We’ve spent a lot of time in the past year talking about protecting our freedom to fly, and as a community we’re facing no more serious issue.

President's Position

Article | Nov 02, 2009

As November approaches, the final preparations are being made for AOPA’s annual gathering, which is now AOPA Aviation Summit. All of the exhibits that have always made our Expo enjoyable will be there, along with the forums.

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.