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Florida pilot wins AOPA Air Safety Foundation transceiver prizeFlorida pilot wins AOPA Air Safety Foundation transceiver prize

Florida pilot wins AOPA Air Safety Foundation transceiver prize

Ronald E. Boswell of Callan, Florida, is the winner of a Sporty's handheld transceiver after attending an Air Safety Foundation seminar.

Boswell attended the "Operations at Towered Airports" seminar held in Jacksonville in November. This Air Safety Foundation seminar reviews tips and techniques for flying in Class D airspace.

"I make every effort to attend every safety seminar that comes to this area," said Boswell. "They are very informative and keep me up on what is going on in the aviation community."

Boswell first became interested in aviation when he joined the Civil Air Patrol and took his first airplane ride in the late 1940s. He was hooked instantly and joined the Navy in 1952 as an airman apprentice. After attending the Navy's Airman Prep School and Aviation Metalsmiths School, Boswell spent 22 years in aviation, mostly as a flight crewman.

In 1967, Boswell began his private pilot training at a military flying club at NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan. Although he did solo, a transfer kept him from getting his license.

Boswell took up flying again in 1990 and received his private pilot certificate. Since then, he has owned three airplanes. An A&P mechanic with IA privileges, Boswell currently owns a 1951 Bonanza.

Information and schedules for all ASF safety seminars can be found in the "AOPA Action" section of AOPA Pilot magazine and on AOPA Online.

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the independent, nonprofit organization chartered in 1950 to improve general aviation safety.

The majority of ASF funding comes from individual pilots' tax-deductible donations.

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February 1, 2000

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