News from Headquarters
Club enthusiasts bring their spirit to AOPA’s Regional Fly-In
AOPA’s first regional Fly-In was held on April 26 in San Marcos, Texas. The event brought out pilots and aviation enthusiasts of all kinds, including many flying club members or people who are interested in starting a club. AOPA Flying Club Specialist Brenda Tibbs shares the experience and provides tips for getting started in this month’s News From HQ and invites members out to the upcoming Fly-Ins in your region.
Question of the month
Choosing a headset—Light Speed Zulu 2 or Bose A20?
Choosing the right equipment is always important for any flying club or pilot. Jordan Fort from Columbia, MO just got his first flying job after college and needs a new headset. He asked on the AOPA Flying Club Network Facebook Page, did members prefer the Light Speed Zulu 2 or Bose A20? Besides fans of both headsets, several members provided tips on how to pick a headset.
Started By Goodyear, Aero Fliers Continues its Original Mission 70 Years Later
Just months after the start of World War II, Goodyear created the Wingfoot Fliers so company employees could fly and use aircraft for business. In the 1980s, the club became its own entity and reformed as the Aero Fliers. Today it has three aircraft, including a 1966 Beech Debonair (see Aircraft Spotlight below), which was purchased new and been part of the club ever since. Club President Leonard Dyko and senior member in terms of age and tenure John Malene share Aero Fliers history and some tools for success.
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AOPA Partners to Send Young Pilot To France This Summer
By Benét Wilson
AOPA, AOPA France, the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations, and the Fédération Française Aéronautique (FFA) are teaming up to send an American pilot between the age of 18 and 24 to participate in the Tour Aérien Des Jeunes Pilotes. The tour will be held July 19 to August 3, and was created to promote General Aviation and inspire the next generation of pilots. To apply, pilots need to send a 500-word essay to AOPA by June 2 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Club Insurance, simplified
Supporting flying clubs is an important part of AOPA's mission to keep aviation accessible and affordable for more pilots. Working closely with AOPA’s experts in the Pilot Information Center, AOPA Insurance Services has created an insurance plan that makes it easy to manage your club’s insurance needs no matter how many aircraft or members are involved.
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