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Knocking off the rust

If you’ve ever taken a lengthy break from flying, you know that coming back can be a little intimidating. Depending how long you’ve been away, you might wonder if you can remember the regs. You might even wonder if you’ve still got what it takes to fly. Or maybe you just can’t seem to find […] Read More

March 27, 2014

Why not start your own flying club?

There’s nothing better than having everything you need all in one package—especially when you’re launching into something new. That’s why today we introduced “AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club”—a one-stop primer to help you turn a dream into a reality. Flying clubs are a great way to enjoy the benefits of aircraft ownership while […] Read More

March 12, 2014

A stop in Emerald City

I was lucky to be able to spend the weekend in the Seattle area attending the Northwest Aviation Conference with thousands of my fellow pilots. I love coming to the Pacific Northwest. Not only is this a beautiful part of the country, but it’s also a place where lots of water means lots of seaplane flying, one of […] Read More

February 23, 2014

Let’s get together

I love to spend my Saturdays at the airport, hanging out with pilots and airplanes. I’m hoping you’ll join me at least once this year as we inaugurate a series of Saturday AOPA Fly-Ins to be held all across the country. These gatherings were inspired by you—AOPA members. Many of you told us that you […] Read More

January 6, 2014

Weekends are for flying

As far as I’m concerned, weekends are for flying. OK, every day is for flying, but like you, I sometimes have to wait for the weekend to be able to hang around the airport and talk to pilots. This past weekend, I had a great time doing some of the things I love most. On […] Read More

October 21, 2013