Members of the Flying Dentists Assn.
and their families meet with Phil Boyer
at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Md.
Members of the Flying Dentists Association, in Washington, D.C., for their regional meeting, stopped by AOPA headquarters on Friday.
During a brief meeting with AOPA President Phil Boyer, the group's members talked of their dismay over the closure of Chicago's Meigs Field. "Even though most of the members who were here today live hundreds of miles from Chicago, the issue still resonated with them," said Boyer.
"It's always good to meet face to face with our members," Boyer continued. It really helps AOPA stay focused on what's important to general aviation pilots."
The Flying Dentists Association has been around for more than 40 years. They gather for both social and professional meetings. The organization is very family oriented, seeking to involve the dentists' families in aviation. This weekend's gathering, for instance, includes a visit to the National Air and Space Museum, the world's most visited museum, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
They also pride themselves on their mission work. Members often fly to the Caribbean or Central America to provide dental care to poor communities.