Aviation and AOPA Events
The temporary flight restriction over the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. (Prohibited Area P-40), will expand from June 6 through 8. It will be in effect during the AOPA Fly-In and Open House on June 7. Please see the fly-in procedures for complete information.
AOPA Fly-In and Open House Headquarters Tour
Join us for this FREE event, June 7, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Frederick, Maryland
(1st Floor, Member Services)
Member Services will have opportunities for you to join, renew, or simply verify your member record.
Meet the Aviation Technical Specialists
(1st Floor, AOPA’s Pilot Information Center)
So who answers all of those aviation questions members ask? Stop by and meet the team of dedicated instructors, ATP’s, A&P’s and aviation professionals who can help smooth the process of buying or selling an aircraft, interpret the FARs, help you avoid a TFR incursion or answer questions about AOPA’s Real Time Flight Planner. They also can provide tips on how to find essential information on AOPA's website. Got a question concerning your next medical? Our medical certification assistance team will also be on-hand to answer your medical questions.
(1st Floor, Human Resources)
AOPA is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world. With the help of our hard-working employees, we have built a highly respected service organization that far exceeds any other in the aviation community. It’s no wonder our staff is proud to work for AOPA – and no surprise that talented professionals want to join our team. We love flying, but we are not all pilots. We are always looking for top-notch talent in whatever your field of expertise. Go to http://www.aopa.org/info/jobs/ and download an application today!
(1st Floor, Visit our partners in the Front Atrium)
AOPA Member Products represents quality financial, insurance and pilot products available to you at special member-only rates. AOPA has partnered with a variety of companies to provide you with a diverse selection of quality products specifically designed for pilots. Additionally, AOPA receives revenue back every time you use these products that helps to fund our advocacy efforts on issues such as user fees, as well as helping to keep dues low. AOPA Member Products deliver a great value to you and supports your association and General Aviation. Be sure to stop by our tables in the front atrium for more information, coupons, and publications from AOPA Member Products.
Air Safety Foundation
(1st Floor, Rear Atrium)
ASF is a nonprofit organization whose main goal is to improve general aviation safety through research and education. Stop by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation display to test your piloting skills on the Microsoftâ Flight Simulator X. Be sure to visit our website, www.asf.org!
(now located at 411 Aviation Way in their new offices) – Not open for tour
AOPA Development is responsible for raising funds from AOPA members and pilots to help underwrite key safety research and education initiatives. Our focus is on major donor support and growing the AOPA Life Membership, Hat in the Ring Society, and President’s Council --- key philanthropic communities. Development oversees the direct mail and telemarketing efforts to reach out to as many members as possible to help save lives.
Media & Public Relations
(2nd floor, Front Atrium)
Stop by to learn about AOPA’s learn to fly resources (also located at the Project Pilot Booth #29 in the Exhibitor Tent), AOPA’s Media Relations efforts, and Path to Aviation-AOPA’s educational resources. Take a sampling of our resources for educators and the general public, and learn more about how we are educating the public about the benefits of general aviation.
Publications and ePublishing
(2nd Floor, Rear Atrium)
We proudly produce Pilot magazine and Flight Training magazine.
Have your picture taken on the cover of AOPA Pilot in the Publications area
on the second floor. And don’t forget to visit the Get Your Glass – this year’s Sweepstakes plane – in front of the AOPA building.
(2nd Floor, Government Affairs)
Concerned about saving your airport or want to get the latest on User Fees and FAA funding? Stop by and speak personally with the government affairs staff that represents your interests on these and other crucial issues. We are available throughout the day to discuss AOPA advocacy efforts on ATC, airspace, regulatory and certification policy, federal and state legislative issues, security and advanced technology issues such as the FAA proposal to require new equipment on almost all aircraft. A display focusing on the AOPA Airport Support Network and AOPA’s Airport Watch Program will be available for members who may be interested in learning more about these valuable programs.
(2nd Floor, Office of the President)Phil Boyer heads the nation’s leading advocacy organization for general aviation. He leads AOPA on campaigns against unreasonable regulation, excessive taxation, and unjustified constraints on GA – this year the battle focuses on FAA Funding. Stop by and visit the office of the president and play our AOPA trivia game and win a prize! In addition, Phil Boyer is President of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). IAOPA now represents pilots and aircraft operators in 66 countries.
Updated Monday, April 28, 2008