AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Tom Haines talked with AOPA President Craig L. Fuller about taking the helm at AOPA. Haines posed some key questions in a pilot-to-pilot video interview with Fuller to let you in on Fuller’s passion for aviation, his career and work at the White House, and the challenges that lie ahead for AOPA. So what is on Fuller’s mind as he sets the course for the association he has been a member of since 1973? View the video interview for a first glimpse at priorities on the table for your association’s fourth president in 70 years.
As the project leader of the Get Your Glass Sweepstakes airplane, and the one who took N208GG to aviation events across the United States, AOPA Pilot Associate Editor Ian J. Twombly has heard it all. He’s had plenty of interaction with AOPA members who were more than eager to take the Archer’s left seat. And no wonder—it is a beautiful airplane to behold and fly. If you are curious about how the airplane flies, jump on board with Twombly as he takes N208GG to the sky in this video report.
Ready to fly and drive with the new handheld Bendix/King AV8OR GPS?
It is super-versatile with a touch screen, slim user manual, and best of all—
it brings satellite weather into the cockpit at a reasonable price. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman, who has test-driven the AV8OR aloft and
on the ground, provides an AOPA Pilot First Look video report.
How do professional pilots manage risks and rewards associated with their operations? Jack Olcott, president of the General Aero Company, provides the answer in “Guidance for Personal Operations Manuals.” According to Olcott, the key to professional standards in use by airlines and corporate flight departments is a personalized operations manual. He urges owner-operators to develop the same.
Held in San Jose, California, Expo 2008 wrapped up nicely with a great mix of members, exhibitors, aircraft, seminars, and events. If you were among the attendees, you know how dazzling the show was. And if you could not make it out to sunny California, transport yourself via this slide show to some of the best Expo 2008 moments.