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AOPA ePilot reaches record 230,000 subscribers

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More than half of AOPA's members stay current on the latest industry developments, airspace restrictions, and AOPA initiatives with ePilot, general aviation's premiere weekly electronic newsletter. ePilot reached a record high of 230,993 subscribers in the March 18 issue.

Are you up to date on the latest general aviation news? ePilot provides exclusive and personalized news, safety tips, and more. ePilot subscribers were the first to see the 2005 Sweepstakes airplane selection; they were also first to learn who won AOPA's Sweepstakes Twin Comanche in February. During AOPA Expo, ePilot delivers daily news updates.

ePilot started with about 68,000 subscribers to its first issue on October 26, 1999. Since then the newsletter has grown and evolved to enable AOPA to effectively communicate and fulfill its three-fold mission (advocacy, education, and information) every week by covering the association's advocacy efforts across the country, providing safety tips and flying techniques, and reporting on the general aviation industry.

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, ePilot has been AOPA's vital communication link to alert members of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in their area. The association has sent more than eight million individual airspace messages since 2001.

AOPA's legislative affairs team and regional representatives work every week to ensure that pilots have access to airspace and are not unfairly restricted by security measures. ePilot brings you national news on AOPA's advocacy efforts as well as information specific to your region.

ePilot also offers a free Flight Training Edition that focuses on safety tips, flying techniques, and training-related news about universities and industry products. It goes to more than 64,000 subscribers. When you subscribe to ePilot, you can request both editions.

March 21, 2005

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