Promote, Protect, and Defend America's Community Airports
AOPA's goal is to have an Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteer at every public-use airport in the United States.
Pressure on public and privately owned airports continues to mount. This pressure takes many forms, including curfews, noise restrictions, lack of improvements, residential encroachment, and even calls to close the airport.
Often, the general aviation community is totally unaware of what's boiling in the pot concerning their airport—until it is too late to turn the tide. Knowing what's happening in the political environment surrounding a local airport is of the utmost importance if we are going to preserve our general aviation infrastructure into the foreseeable future. The more time available in which to counter negatives about a local airport, the higher the possibility for preserving the airport or avoiding restrictions.
The AOPA Airport Support Network provides the vehicle for AOPA members to work in concert with AOPA to establish that early warning system.
AOPA will appoint one member who will act as a volunteer and be our "eyes and ears" at every public-use airport across the United States.
To sign up, you'll need: