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AOPA sharpens front-line defense against airport closureAOPA sharpens front-line defense against airport closure

AOPA sharpens front-line defense against airport closure

AOPA Airport Support Network

Addressing pilots' concerns over airport closures is a top priority for AOPA. And a special group of AOPA members play an important role in that effort.

"One of the most effective tools in AOPA's effort to save airports is the more than 1,500 members of the AOPA Airport Support Network," said ASN Director Stacy Swigart. "These dedicated AOPA members serve as the association's front-line defense against airport closure because they alert AOPA of any threats, gather local pilot support, and influence local government officials."

Last week, AOPA sharpened its Georgia and Alabama front-line volunteers' skills. Volunteers learned how to generate local support for an airport group as well as how to turn their airport into a community centerpiece, thereby decreasing the chances of it closing.

To find out how you can become of member of AOPA's front-line defense against airport closure, visit the ASN Web page.

May 17, 2006

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