|Boyer videotapes keynote address to Russian general aviation conference.|
International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) President Phil Boyer will deliver the keynote address by videotape to an international conference on general aviation to be held this week in Nakhabino (near Moscow), Russia.
Boyer's message, videotaped at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, urges the delegates to carry the message of general aviation and aerial work to the public in their home countries. Those who don't come in direct contact with general aviation, he says, rarely perceive its great value in their lives. He illustrates the point with a three-minute tape scanning the vast range of general aviation and aerial work activities and how they benefit the general public.
Underscoring the importance of IAOPA's work in the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other multinational venues, Boyer reminds the delegates, "With the new millennium come new horizons. Globalization is now the watchword. More than ever before, aviation—including general aviation—is influenced by a world view, global economics, and internationally negotiated regulations. Meshing those multinational regulations with national regulations and conditions is one of our greatest challenges."
The conference will hear presentations and hold discussions on a range of topics, including a major session on the problems facing general aviation and aerial work in present-day Russia.
IAOPA represents the interests of more than 400,000 pilots and aircraft operators who are members of 54 national affiliates around the world. The principal objectives of the association are to promote and protect the interests of general aviation and aerial work operators engaged in international aviation.
November 13, 2000