President’s Position

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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).

President's Position: Listening to you

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2008

Before joining AOPA, Phil Boyer was senior vice president of development for Capital Cities/ABC. In my “previous life” I was a television executive, and during that career I learned how important it is to listen to your audience.

President's Position: Spring fever

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2008

Phil and Lois Boyer own and fly a 1977 Cessna Skyhawk. Spring is upon us, and that usually means a significant increase in flying activity for those of us who live and work in four-season climates.

President's Position: Some things never change

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2008

Phil Boyer serves as publisher of AOPA Pilot magazine. There are some constants in aviation, things that never really change no matter how much we advance.

President's Position: On the road again

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

Phil Boyer created ABC’s “Wide World of Flying” in the late 1980s. Holding pilot town meetings (PTMs) around the country is one aspect of working for you that I missed throughout 2007.

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President's Position: Still $39

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2008

This issue of AOPA Pilot marks a new year. With a presidential election topping 2008, it is predicted to be a year filled with challenges and opportunities.