AOPA Aviation Summit News

AOPA Aviation Summit spotlights aviation powerhouses

They came from statehouses and Capitol Hill, from government offices and industry boardrooms, and from hangars throughout the United States to celebrate GA at AOPA Aviation Summit.

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Weeping wings go green

De-ice fluid manufacturer Killfrost announced Nov. 6 that it is within 60 to 90 days of achieving certification of a new, ecologically-friendly ice protection fluid.

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AOPA, NAFI tout benefits of dual membership

AOPA President Craig Fuller and NAFI Executive Director Jason BlairAOPA and NAFI on Nov. 7 launched a program to demonstrate to flight instructors the value in and importance of belonging to both organizations.

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The power of one

Individuals and small enterprises wishing to be free to pursue their business instincts instead of being tied down by corporate infrastructure issues can sign up with BOTH USA LLC.

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Flying tourism picking up in Dominican Republic

View of the Terminal Two departure lounge at Punta Cana International Airport, Dominican RepublicDominican Republic tourism officials have worked for years to attract pilots to tour their country by air, and efforts are finally paying off.

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Fly your own tour of Europe

europeA new company has formed in Europe to allow tourists to fly a rented Cessna 172 on several tours ranging from $10,000 to $14,000, and lasting 12 to 14 days.

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Listen up out there

During AOPA Aviation Summit, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has been holding presentations and question-and-answer sessions at the exhibit hall’s “Controller’s Corner.” The Nov. 7 forum, titled “From Takeoff to Touchdown,” emphasized some new procedures, pet peeves, a few reminders, and a review of common goofs. Here are some notable samples involving IFR operations at towered airports.

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Airport support group discusses clearing local obstacles

asn logo The field captains of airport defense met with AOPA government affairs staff Nov. 6 to review the game plan for protecting general aviation at the local level.

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