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President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2007

Phil Boyer has served as president of AOPA for more than 15 years. In the past 60 days the FAA has taken two somewhat bold steps in fulfilling the promise of a Next Generation Air Traffic System (NextGen).

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2007

When not flying for the affairs of AOPA, President Phil Boyer can be found with his Waco biplane or his wife's Cessna 172. I write this column as Congress returns after almost a month of vacation, and it is hard to predict whether or not the FAA funding legislation will be finalized by the end of September, when the current bill expires.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

AOPA President Phil Boyer leads a team of dedicated individuals in advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. Right now I feel like I'm in the eye of a hurricane.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2007

AOPA President Phil Boyer leads a staff of talented individuals who work for general aviation on Capitol Hill. It was one of the best phone calls I've ever received.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2007

AOPA President Phil Boyer's home airport is Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. How many of you are as frustrated by the flight service station (FSS) mess as I am? Long hold times, dropped calls, briefers unfamiliar with the flight plan area, lost flight plans — believe me, I've experienced them all myself, and hundreds of you have e-mailed me personally, detailing your problems with the system.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2007

AOPA President Phil Boyer mentored his wife, Lois, throughout her flight training. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job — sitting in the left seat of AOPA for all these years — is hearing from members like you.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

Phil Boyer has served as AOPA's president since January 1, 1991. In her continuing quest to "sell" the agency's financing proposal, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey recently stated, "You know, GPS is the law of the land in virtually every other business and logistic situation that we have.

President's Position

Article | Apr 01, 2007

Phil Boyer has served as president of AOPA for more than 15 years. He has helped defeat airline-supported user fees three times.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2007

Under President Phil Boyer's leadership, AOPA has become one of the top 100 associations in the country. Outside of operating a nuclear reactor, aviation is one of the most tightly regulated and controlled industries in existence today.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2007

AOPA President Phil Boyer joined the association in 1967 and became its president in 1991. Behind my desk is a cabinet containing bound copies of AOPA Pilot dating back almost 30 years.