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AOPA wraps up the 1990s exceeding 200 Pilot Town Meetings offering face-to-face briefings for more than 40,000 pilotsAOPA wraps up the 1990s exceeding 200 Pilot Town Meetings offering face-to-face briefings for more than 40,000 pilots

AOPA wraps up the 1990s exceeding 200 Pilot Town Meetings offering face-to-face briefings for more than 40,000 pilots

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ended 1999 with its 207th Pilot Town Meeting of the decade, bringing to nearly 40,000 the number of pilots who have attended these special presentation and question-and-answer sessions with AOPA President Phil Boyer.

Some 27 Pilot Town Meetings in 1999 hosted nearly 6,000 aviators last year in fast-paced local briefings on national, regional, and local issues that affect their flying. The format combines computer graphics interspersed with video clips in AOPA's distinctive, attention-getting presentation style.

An average of more than 200 pilots attend each Pilot Town Meeting. Pilots within reasonable driving and flying distance of each event receive notification by mail several weeks prior to a Pilot Town Meeting.

Another 28 AOPA Pilot Town Meetings are planned for 2000 in cities from Burlington, Vermont, to San Bernardino, California. The schedule for upcoming Pilot Town Meetings is available at online or monthly in AOPA Pilot magazine.

In all, Boyer has appeared before aviation audiences totaling over 86,000 at some 378 venues nationwide since 1992.

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January 17, 2000

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