President’s Position

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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.

President's Position: Crossing a waypoint

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2008

Phil Boyer is only the third president in AOPA’s 70-year history. He has served AOPA for 18 years.

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President's Position: North to Alaska

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

As AOPA’s president, Phil Boyer conducts Pilot Town Meetings throughout the country. This month I am writing my column from a hotel room in Fairbanks, Alaska.

President's Position: Friends on the ground

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2008

Phil Boyer co-owns a Cessna 172 with his wife, Lois. They fly from Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) in Maryland.

President's Position: The airman medical

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2008

AOPA President Phil Boyer became a private pilot in 1967. What’s the most under-utilized resource AOPA offers its members? Without a doubt, it’s our medical certification services.

President's Position: Passion for flight

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

AOPA President Phil Boyer is president of the International Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The passion for flight.

President's Position: Sharing the thrill

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2008

AOPA President Phil Boyer took his first flight in 1967 with a business associate in a Piper 140. What are the biggest thrills in your life? Like me, I’m willing to bet that right near the top of your list would be your very first flight in a general aviation airplane.

President's Position: Flight service update

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

Phil Boyer has served as president of AOPA for more than 17 years. Last year we all experienced the somewhat flawed transition of the government-funded and operated flight service station system (FSS) to a government-funded system operated by Lockheed Martin (LM).