AOPA RESPONDS TO FEDERAL WATCHDOG REPORT CRITICIZING FAA ON ADS-B IMPLEMENTATION

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General is critical of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) progress on ADS-B implementation, pointing out delays, cost overruns and inadequate benefits. These and other problems, including inaccurate data that has led to enforcement actions against pilots, mean the FAA may not be able to fully justify the […]

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AOPA MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

In 1939, five pilots – all unabashed aviation enthusiasts – gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a fledgling group that was destined to become the world’s largest aviation member association. Then, as now, AOPA’s primary mission was to protect the […]

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Baker Named President and CEO of AOPA

Mark R. Baker, a longtime general aviation (GA) pilot, has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Baker is only the fifth AOPA president since the association’s founding nearly 75 years ago and will take office on September 6, 2013, following formal appointment by the Board of […]

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AOPA Names Sean Collins as Eastern Regional Manager

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Sean Collins (shown at right), as its new eastern regional manager. Collins will focus on building government relations and local aviation communities in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is one of seven […]

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BELFORT INSTRUMENT COMPANY LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has redesigned its web site with more information and expanded features. The Belfort site, www.belfortinstrument.com/  provides not only information on a wide range of meteorological sensors but also lists system solutions for various weather measurement systems.   The Belfort Online store […]

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AOPA Names Katie Pribyl Vice President of Communications

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced today that they have appointed Katie Pribyl to serve as vice president of communications.   Pribyl has extensive experience in both commercial and general aviation. She comes to AOPA from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), where she served as director of communications.  During her tenure at […]

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