A Message from Michelle
The month of May is always an exciting time here at AOPA. Spring is here, flying activity increases, and more importantly, it is the month to honor those who have and who are currently serving in the many branches of our military. With Armed Forces Day on May 19th and Memorial Day at the end of the month, I couldn't think of a better time to share some of the military outreach we have been engaged in. As you can imagine, AOPA has a lot of former military in our membership ranks--and if you fall into that category, we are honored to have you and thank you for your service to our country.
Over the last several months, we've been visiting military bases, sharing aviation safety and civil aviation information with military aviators. Those visits have been a great experience for us and we hope it has been for those in attendance as well. As part of these visits, we are providing active duty military with a one year complimentary membership in AOPA. We have an amazing array of content and pilot resources and believe that whether you fly for the military or are a recreational flyer, AOPA has something for everyone (just wait for the June issue of AOPA Pilot, it's amazing!). We sincerely hope military aviators continue their passion for flying long after they complete their service to our country. Perhaps they will continue that passion through general aviation.
So, as you climb into your aircraft this month, take a moment to pause and honor those who have or are currently serving in the US Military. And, if you know someone in the military who would enjoy an AOPA membership, please send them here.
Keep ’Em Flying!
May 4, 2012