AOPA Regional Reps On The Lookout For Bad Laws | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.29.14 **
** Airborne 10.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.27.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 **

Mon, Feb 21, 2005

AOPA Regional Reps On The Lookout For Bad Laws

Who Watches Those Who Rule?

AOPA's "front line" in defending members' interests in the states is the association's 13 regional representatives.

"These experienced aviators also have the knowledge and the contacts within the state governments and legislatures to get things done for general aviation," said Roger Cohen, AOPA vice president of regional affairs. "Many of our reps are former state aviation officials themselves, so they know where to find the levers of power."

AOPA recently realigned regions in the middle of the country to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the regional representatives. (See AOPA's Regional Affairs Web page.)

The Midwest Region now includes Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, with veteran rep Bob Dickens "re-upping" for another tour. A former FAA official, NTSB investigator, and decorated Army aviator, Dickens is also a fixed- and rotary-wing CFI and Grumman Tiger owner. "We're thrilled to have an experienced hand like Bob back on the AOPA regional affairs team," said Cohen. "He's uniquely situated both geographically and from an experience and professional network standpoint to handle the Midwest region."

Minnesota has been added to the Great Lakes region and the experienced hands of Bill Blake, former head of the Illinois Division of Aeronautics and vice chairman of the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

Shelly Lesikar, who joined AOPA as Southwest regional representative last April, now has Arkansas in addition to New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Lesikar is a third-generation pilot and former Cessna representative, who also has experience in both city government and the Texas legislature.

(Photo: Front row: Craig Dotlo, John Pfeifer, Shelly Lesikar; middle row: Bill Leavens, Stacy Howard, Mike Ferguson, Bill Hamilton; back row: Bill Blake, Chris Hudson, Tom George, Bob Minter, Nelson Rhodes.)

FMI: www.aopa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]

Classic Aero-TV: ‘Have it Your Way!’ – The SPA Panther

A New Single-Seat SportPlane Shows Great Potential For Serious Fun While at the Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by to talk with Dan Wese>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-07 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-10 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.31.14)

Ex-MACs This group is made of retired McDonnell Engineers, most of whom began their careers at MAC either on the F101, F3H or F4H programs.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC