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President's Position

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

AOPA President Phil Boyer also serves as president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) celebrated its fortieth anniversary in February.

Training Monarchs

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

Few instructors in general aviation can claim to have influenced as many pilots as the dynamic duo of John and Martha King. Founders of King Accelerated Schools and pilots for more than 30 years, the two share not only a business, but also a life's passion in teaching others to fly.

Ready to Go Direct?

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

Early every morning around 2:30 a.m., a cargo-laden United Parcel Service Boeing 757 taxies out to the active runway at Standiford Field in Louisville, Kentucky, bound for Ontario, California, a load of packages in its silent hold. The pilots know to ask for a direct routing, and if they don't get one from clearance delivery, chances are good they'll have it passing through 5,000 feet on their way to an altitude of their choice.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2000

Last month those of us who depend so heavily on computers for communication were out of touch for a day, as the world became aware of an e-mail virus spreading around the world. My personal salvation was the fact that I was in a Washington, D.C., hotel room preparing for testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, and was putting final touches on my statement instead of logging onto AOPA e-mail that fateful morning of Thursday, May 4.

AOPA Expo '99

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 1999

AOPA's convention reflects a vibrant general aviation industry Ebullient means "overflowing with enthusiasm, excitement, or vivacity; high-spirited; exuberant." And from the seminar rooms to the exhibit hall, the excitement was palpable at AOPA Expo '99, which took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 21 through 23. A record attendance of 9,749 helped AOPA to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary in high style — and during the party, guests were able to visit exhibits from a record 463 vendors in the new Atlantic City Convention Center, see some 60 new or refurbished aircraft on static display, and choose from among more than 90 hours of educational seminars.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 1999

Engine Out The most difficult skill to teach any pilot has always been airmanship — or, to be more precise, situational awareness. Having flown for more than 40 years, in both the military and general aviation, and experienced almost every type of emergency — including hostile in-flight aircraft modifications — I was somewhat surprised to note that the first step in Alton K.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1999

Y2K fixes not simple As a pilot and a space scientist, I was very interested to read the article by David Rozansky on the year 2000 (Y2K) bug ("Y2K2U," December 1998 Pilot). The coverage of the various systems was excellent, and information about the status and cost of the various fixes was great.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 1998

Garvey's Stance on GPS, ATC Wins Kudos New FAA Administrator Jane Garvey scored a hit with AOPA in November for her announced support of GPS precision approaches and a more rational approach to ATC modernization. AOPA President Phil Boyer praised Garvey for her promised 2001 operational date for the GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) that would pave the way for precision instrument approaches at many airports that cannot afford a $1.5 million ILS.

Case study method

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 1997

Writer James Baldwin once said that becoming intimately knowledgeable about anything involves a requirement to know its seamy side. I believe this to be true about the fascinating world of aviation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1997

As I have conducted Pilot Town Meetings around the country over the past 2 years, an increasing number of pilots have asked about AOPA and the Internet. If one looks at the statistics for this new, interactive communication method, it boggles the mind.