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Recognizing loyal members AOPA recognizes members who have been with the association and provided continuous support for general aviation for three, five, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 years with distinctive lapel pins. The 70-year pin is new this year as 2009 marks the seventieth anniversary of AOPA.

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FREDERICK, MARYLAND 21701

TOLL-FREE PILOT INFORMATION CENTER
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org

NEW ADDRESS?
Send your new address and AOPA membership number to AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701-4798
Fax 301/695-2375
Click www.aopa.org/coa-form.html

AOPA AIR SAFETY FOUNDATION
Call 800/638-3101
Click www.aopa.org/asf/

AOPA CREDIT CARD PROGRAM
Call 800/523-7666
Click www.aopa.org/info/cc/

AOPA AIRCRAFT INSURANCE
Call 800/622-AOPA (622-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/aircraftinsurance.html

AOPA LEGAL SERVICES PLAN
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/legalservices.html

AOPA ONLINE TRAVEL
Click www.aopa.org/travel/

OTHER AOPA MEMBER PRODUCTS
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/memberproducts/

Recognizing loyal members

AOPA recognizes members who have been with the association and provided continuous support for general aviation for three, five, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 years with distinctive lapel pins. The 70-year pin is new this year as 2009 marks the seventieth anniversary of AOPA. The service pins are mailed each month as AOPA identifies members who have reached membership milestones. The three- through 40-year pins are silver plated with an antique finish and translucent blue jewel-tone-color fill; the 50-, 60-, and 70-year pins are gold plated with an antique finish, translucent jewel-tone-color fill, and two Swarovski crystals. AOPA anticipates it will recognize more than 70,000 members in 2009.

Hurricane forecast

August is the peak month for hurricane activity. This year, at least one storm—and possibly two or three—are forecast to reach Category 3 (or higher) status. Category 3 storms pack sustained winds greater than 111 mph. There are some specific things that can be done to help minimize potential damage to aircraft. Consider the options presented in AOPA’s online Answers for Pilots on hurricanes ( www.aopa.org/members/answers0809), which discusses everything from hurricane insurance to deflating the tires to impede the aircraft’s movement. According to Woody Cahall, AOPA vice president of aviation services, “You want to do everything you can to make sure your airplane is immobilized and that there’s nothing loose that could blow into it.”

Give the aviation experts in AOPA’s Pilot Information Center a call with your questions—800-USA-AOPA (872-2672)—Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Be part of the Summit excitement

Don’t miss out on AOPA’s first-ever Aviation Summit, November 5 through 7 in Tampa, Florida. Aviation Summit represents an evolution of AOPA Expo, offering new events, opportunities, and social gatherings in addition to everything you’ve come to expect from an AOPA event. From balloons to jets, and safety seminars to today’s coolest aviation technology, gear, and destinations, get your hands on everything you’ve ever thought about learning, trying, or buying. Be part of the camaraderie, share your aviation experiences, and enjoy all that Summit has to offer—including new educational events, revamped social gatherings, and groundbreaking policy discussions where you can voice your opinion and affect the future of aviation. To find out more about Summit, visit the Web site ( www.aopa.org/summit).

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