President’s Position

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President's Position: It's the little things

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

We spend a lot of time around here talking about the big issues—FAA reauthorization, third class medical reform, and user fees.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2015

Introducing students to aviation

Coming home

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2015

This month, for the first time, we’ll host an AOPA Fly-In in my home town of Minneapolis, and I couldn’t be more excited.

President's Position: Back at the controls

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

People who have earned their pilot certificates continue to consider themselves pilots—even when they haven’t flown for decades. And that’s because, almost universally, they love aviation and want to fly again.

President's Position: Ambassadors for GA

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

Helping flying clubs get started or expand isn’t the only way the AOPA Ambassadors can make a meaningful difference.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

For a relatively small group of aircraft owners, especially those who routinely fly in places like the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska—where the benefits of ADS-B are evident—the decision to equip for the FAA’s January 1, 2020, ADS-B Out mandate was a simple one.

Call me an optimist

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

It seems appropriate, this spring, to talk about just how optimistic I am about getting third class medical reform. And I do believe we can get this done.

Cub effect

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2015

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.

President's Position: The volunteer spirit

Pilot Magazine | Jan 08, 2015

AOPA members are always ready to step up and help. In fact, members regularly call us, asking us to help them find volunteer opportunities.

President's Position: Getting to know you

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2014

In many ways, 2014 was the “year of engagement” for AOPA—although that might be a little misleading. Perhaps I should call it the first year of engagement.

Too expensive

Pilot Magazine | Nov 06, 2014

We are almost exactly five years away from a big deadline set by the FAA. On January 1, 2020, all aircraft will have to be equipped for ADS-B Out if they want to fly inside airspace that requires a Mode C transponder today.

Meeting the mandate

Pilot Magazine | Oct 22, 2014

This year has not yet come to a close, but my mind is on January 1, 2020. That’s when the FAA has mandated that aircraft must be equipped for ADS-B Out in order to operate in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today.

President's Position: My year in review

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

I’ve just completed my first yearas AOPA president, so it’s a good time to pause and think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. When I arrived in this role, there were a few key things on my agenda.

President's Position: One step closer to reality

Pilot Magazine | Aug 05, 2014

We’ve been talking about the need to find an unleaded replacement for avgas since the United States began phasing out leaded fuels in the early 1970s.

President's Position: Putting it in perspective

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

When the House Aviation Subcommittee invited me to testify at a hearing on airport financing, I was eager to talk about how important Airport Improvement Program funds are to GA airports.

President's Position: New dues, new choices

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

I arrived at AOPA less than a year ago with a lifelong passion for aviation and a vision of sharing that passion, not only with pilots like myself, but with countless others who may not even know that flying is within their reach.

President's Position: Flying fun

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

Flying is fun. Or at least it should be. Most of us can give 100 well-thought-out reasons why we fly—transportation, business, convenience, efficiency, productivity.

President's Position: What’s past is prologue

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

Most of us weren’t born in May 1939 when a handful of pilots gathered around a table to formalize a commitment they’d long since made—to protect the freedom to fly.

President's Position: A reprieve, not a rout

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

The entire general aviation community has a victory to celebrate, even as we recognize that this win is by no means final.

President's Position: More than we asked for

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

It’s not too often that you get more than you ask for.

President's Position: Working together

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

America may be the land of the rugged individualist, but there are times when it’s best not to go it alone. That goes for organizations as well as people.

President's Position: Seeking to understand

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

Any time you start something new, there’s a lot to learn. And I’m a big believer in learning first, then acting decisively.

President's Position: Priorities

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

In the few weeks I’ve been on the job at AOPA, the number-one thing members ask me is what I’m going to do first.

President's Position: Behind the curtain

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

A change in leadership is no small thing for any organization, especially one that has had only a handful of presidents in nearly 75 years. So in this, my very first column for AOPA Pilot, let me say how proud and excited I am to be AOPA’s fifth president.