AOPA Expo 2006: Focus On The Future

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AOPA's annual Expo opens today in Palm Springs, Calif., with a sold-out exhibit hall and a jam-packed schedule of events. With the theme "AOPA looks to the future," the three-day show highlights technological advances and regulatory issues that will affect GA in the years ahead. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will address attendees tomorrow, and other sessions will feature AOPA President Phil Boyer and top industry leaders. Expect lots of talk about user fees and what this week's election returns might have regarding this agenda. The exhibit hall is filled with displays from about 500 aircraft manufacturers, showing avionics, flight gear, navigation tools, flight-training services and more. Additionally, more than 60 hours of seminars are scheduled. AOPA will also be recruiting members to volunteer as mentors for flight students in the Project Pilot program.