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AOPA to enhance its message to media with new TV facilityAOPA to enhance its message to media with new TV facility

AOPA to enhance its message to media with new TV facility

Phil Boyer in AOPA's TV studio

When the media seize on a story about general aviation, it's rarely good news. And all too often, reporters covering the story know little or nothing about GA. That's where AOPA comes in - providing accurate information and the pilot's perspective.

Now that task is easier with the completion of a modest new TV studio located inside AOPA's Frederick, Maryland, headquarters. The small, single-camera studio uses a satellite uplink to allow AOPA President Phil Boyer and other association officials to get on the air with television stations nationwide in a matter of moments.

"We want the media to get the story right, and news outlets need the information fast - this is one more way we can ensure that reporters get the facts they need and the GA perspective is part of the story," Boyer said. "Nobody understands GA better than AOPA, and it's vital that we share that understanding with the media and the public."

AOPA officials have hundreds of media contacts each year, providing information about GA to reporters working in TV, radio, print, and online.

December 2, 2005

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