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Rain doesn't dampen enthusiasm

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AOPA President Phil Boyer unveils the new,
more detailed instrument approach charts that
will be available online soon to members.

June 5, 2004 - By midday, nearly 4,000 people had braved the rain to attend the 14th annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House. Some 60 aircraft arrived IFR throughout the morning, joining 37 others that had come in last night. Both the vendors' tent and the free seminars were packed.

AOPA President Phil Boyer talked to a packed session about many of the issues facing AOPA and its members, such as reducing the Baltimore-Washington Air Defense Identification Zone, Sport Pilot and the prospect of a driver's license medical, and AOPA's position on the FAA's flight service station outsourcing study. He also showed members new, greatly improved online instrument approach procedure charts that will be available with the new charting cycle and revealed that a completely revamped Flight Training Web site would be available beginning next Thursday.

Vendors under the big top say they're seeing excellent turnout. One was heard to say that if you didn't look outside, you'd never know the weather was bad.

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