Excitement is building for AOPA Day - visitors to Sun 'n Fun are donning yellow AOPA stickers in hopes of being spotted by the AOPA Surprize Squad and winning one of two Garmin 296 handheld GPS and 10 AOPA watches from Sporty's. AOPA Day officially kicks off this evening when AOPA President Phil Boyer hosts a Pilot Town Meeting at the pavilion behind the Florida Air Museum, adjacent to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
During the excitement of preparing for AOPA Day, AOPA staff is working full tilt to help keep pilots flying. One man visited the tent believing he would never be able to fly again, and left full of hope.
The man is partially blind in one eye and, like many pilots, has experienced medical certification problems. AOPA staff showed him the online medical subject report on monocular vision and told him AOPA's medical certification department could help. Then he took the first step to getting back into the air: He signed up to become an AOPA member.
When you stop by the AOPA tent during Sun 'n Fun, you too can experience what more than 2,000 visitors have so far this week. You'll learn just how hard the association is working for you; and in the process, you might learn about airspace in your area the association has lobbied to keep open, lower your insurance payments, or discover that you can get back in the air. Remember, as a member on AOPA Day, you'll receive a $5 discount off the single-day admission for you, your spouse, and one other adult guest. This discount cannot be combined with any other special admission offers.
April 14, 2005