…As AOPA Expo Opens … And AVweb Is There


AOPA’s annual three-day convention and trade show opens today in Long Beach, Calif. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will address the first general session via live video from D.C., and astronaut Mike Melvill is today’s live luncheon speaker. Tomorrow, Adm. David Stone, head of the Transportation Security Administration, will talk about GA security, and Saturday features an open forum with AOPA leaders. The Long Beach Convention Center hosts 500 exhibitors and a series of educational forums, and 70 aircraft are on static display at Long Beach Airport. AVweb staffers are already on site, so watch for their live coverage in Monday’s AVflash and NewsWire.