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National pilot association president to meet with pilots in Salt Lake City, UtahNational pilot association president to meet with pilots in Salt Lake City, Utah


Who: Phil Boyer, President
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
When: Tuesday, February 25
Where: Salt Lake City Hilton
225 South West Temple
Time: MEETING STARTS AT 7:30 p.m.

AOPA President Phil Boyer will hold a Pilot Town Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, for general aviation pilots in Salt Lake City. During this time of heightened security across the nation, it is timely that Boyer will discuss AOPA's newly unveiled Airport Watch program, a joint venture with the Transportation Security Administration to help keep America's general aviation airports secure from terrorists. He will discuss and field questions on perceived security issues facing the general aviation community. Boyer will also update pilots on developments in national aviation legislation, policy, and regulations and will solicit pilots' views on the general aviation situation in their state.

Boyer, president of the more than 390,000 member association, will also outline the new General Aviation Serving America Web site, which is an initiative to educate the public about the important role of general aviation in the national economy and transportation system. The Pilot Town Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all pilots without charge.

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 290 Pilot Town Meetings during the past 10 years, reporting to pilots all across the country and soliciting their feedback to keep AOPA action focused on current pilot concerns. To date, more than 61,000 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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