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National pilot association president to meet with pilots in San Carlos, CaliforniaNational pilot association president to meet with pilots in San Carlos, California

What: Pilot Town Meeting in San Carlos
When: Tuesday, September 16
Where: Hiller Northern California Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road, adjacent to San Carlos Airport (SQL)
Time: MEETING STARTS AT 7:30 p.m.

AOPA President Phil Boyer will hold a Pilot Town Meeting in San Carlos, California, on Tuesday, September 16, 2003. With the two-year 9/11 anniversary looming, Boyer will address hard-hitting facts about the state of general aviation and how the industry has changed. He will discuss the most current changes in regulations and legislation that affect all pilots. During lively, interactive discussions, Boyer will solicit pilots' views on the general aviation situation in California.

Boyer will talk about perceived security issues facing the general aviation community and discuss AOPA's Airport Watch program, which is a joint venture with the Transportation Security Administration to help keep America's general aviation airports secure from terrorists.

At the Pilot Town Meeting, Boyer will also be celebrating an AOPA milestone; the association recently topped 400,000 members, continuing AOPA's position as the world's largest civil aviation organization.

Boyer will outline the General Aviation Serving America Web site, which is an initiative to educate the country about the important role of general aviation in the national economy and transportation system. The Pilot Town Meeting in San Carlos begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all pilots without charge. For more details on Pilot Town meetings, visit the Web site.

Phil Boyer, a 36-year veteran aviator and former network television senior executive, is the third full-time president in AOPA's 64-year history. Instrument and multiengine rated, he has logged nearly 7,000 flight hours, including two transatlantic crossings. He has been president of AOPA since January 1991.

Boyer has held over 300 Pilot Town Meetings since 1992, reporting to pilots all across the country and soliciting their feedback to keep AOPA action focused on current pilot concerns. To date, more than 65,000 pilots have participated in these Pilot Town Meetings.

AOPA represents pilots and owners of the 221,000 general aviation aircraft that constitute 92 percent of the U.S. civilian fleet.


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