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AOPA Expo: Step into the future of GAAOPA Expo: Step into the future of GA

AOPA Expo: Step into the future of GA

Marion Blakey
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey
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Ten years from now, what will the cockpit of a typical general aviation aircraft look like? How will the National Airspace System be funded? You'll get a glimpse during AOPA Expo 2006 in Palm Springs, California.

Find out what these new acronyms - ADS-B and WAAS - mean, how these technologies can improve pilot safety and situational awareness, and what AOPA is doing to make it easier for you to equip your aircraft with this technology. It'll revolutionize cockpit data and the way you navigate.

GA industry experts will discuss the looming threat of user fees and how they would affect the future of aviation during Expo's first free general session "User Fees - The Future of FAA Funding?" on Thursday, November 9.

Then, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will take the stage on Friday morning to discuss the "Future of the FAA" and answer questions from AOPA members. You can bet user fees will be a main topic of discussion.

AOPA President Phil Boyer and the association's management team will wrap things up Saturday morning with the "Future of AOPA." Learn about the association's advocacy strategies to keep flying safe, fun, and affordable, along with AOPA's efforts to increase the pilot population.

But Expo isn't just about the future of GA. It's also a celebration of the here and now.

Celebrate your love of GA by watching 80 airplanes taxi down the streets of Palm Springs on Wednesday, November 8, one day before Expo begins. The aircraft will then remain on display for the duration of Expo.

Inside the convention center, you will find more than 500 exhibits to browse through and more than 70 hours of seminars to take in. Think there's more offered at Expo than you can possibly take in? You can plan your schedule online to make sure you don't miss a thing.

If you haven't already registered to attend Expo from November 9 through 11, visit AOPA's special Expo Web page.

September 5, 2006

Topics: ADSB

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