|WHO:||Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the world's largest civil aviation organization|
|WHAT:||AOPA Expo 2005, general aviation's premier convention and trade show|
|WHEN:||November 3-5, 2005 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday)|
|WHERE:||Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida|
Members of the news media may now register online for their credentials to attend the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA's) annual Expo in Tampa, Florida. To be held November 3-5 at the Tampa Convention Center, Expo is the premier trade show and convention for general aviation (GA). Media registration is available online to accredited members of the aviation or general news media only, at www.aopa.org/mediareg/.
Reporters who attend Expo will have access to unique interviews, story ideas, news conferences, and photo opportunities. AOPA's staff of media professionals is available to help you develop stories for your target audience that will showcase both the joy and benefits of flying. While at the event, reporters are encouraged to visit the AOPA Expo Newsroom in the Tampa Convention Center.
GA accounts for three out of every four flights in the United States and carries more than 166 million passengers annually - more than any single airline. GA touches virtually every American each day; not just those who've earned their wings. GA makes important contributions to the economy and vitality of local communities and our nation, with public services such as air ambulance, Civil Air Patrol, and charity flights.
AOPA Expo 2005 is a gathering of thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who've learned the thrill of taking to the sky on their own.
After registering for your credentials, you can get more information or schedule media interviews and photo opportunities by calling 301/695-2162. Visit AOPA's Web site at www.aopa.org/expo/ for additional details.
With more than 405,000 members, representing nearly two thirds of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world. AOPA has achieved its prominent position through effective advocacy, enlightened leadership, technical competence, and hard work. Providing member services that range from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance, AOPA has built a service organization that is without peer to any other in the aviation community.
August 1, 2005