AOPA Promotes Engagement At Sun 'n Fun

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The future of general aviation rests in the hands of today's pilots, AOPA President Craig Fuller said at Sun 'n Fun on Thursday evening, as he kicked off the event's annual AOPA Day, which will be held all day Friday. "At AOPA we are busy doing more than ever before to keep flying strong," Fuller said. "And everywhere I go I meet people who want to help, but they don't know how." Fuller is on a campaign to get grass-roots aviators fully engaged in meeting the challenges ahead. "Being more engaged can be as simple as staying informed about the issues that affect your flying and as involved as hosting a major public event," he said. "But in between are almost infinite opportunities." AVweb spoke with Fuller about some of those opportunities, as well as the challenges facing GA; click here for the podcast.

Fuller said on Thursday he is working toward four aims: to restore the pilot population, protect community airports, improve GA safety, and upgrade GA's image. On AOPA Day, the organization invites everyone to visit their big yellow tent on the Sun 'n Fun grounds and join the discussion. Special prize giveaways will take place all day long, and the 2010 AOPA sweepstakes prize, a Remos GX LSA, will be on display.