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Poberezny Part of AOPA Summitís Opening Panel November 5

Tom Poberezny and Craig Fuller
EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny (left) will join AOPA President/CEO Craig Fuller and other GA leaders on the AOPA Summit’s Opening Panel November 5 in Tampa.

October 13, 2009 — EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny will be one of a select group of general aviation leaders that will discuss the issues and potential during the opening-day forum at AOPA Summit on Nov. 5 at Tampa, Fla.

Poberezny will join AOPA President Craig Fuller, Women in Aviation International President Peggy Chabrian, National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne, National Business Aviation Association President Ed Bolen, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce, and Aircraft Electronics Association President Paula Derks on the panel. The group will focus on what’s ahead for general aviation over the next three years, including controversial topics such as user fees, security mandates, and airspace issues.

“With the many issues facing general aviation, it’s more important than ever for GA to speak with one voice—whether it is the pilot community or the associations that serve them,” Poberezny said. “The AOPA Summit panel offers an excellent way to kick off the event by outlining the challenges that exist for all of us, but also the possibilities that hold great promise if we work together.”

The panel members will also offer ideas to bring more young people and women into aviation, as well as GA promotion and economic issues. A period for audience questions is also scheduled.

Poberezny and Fuller most recently met to discuss mutual aviation issues and opportunities during this week’s NBAA convention in Orlando, Fla.

AOPA Summit, the updated and enhanced event formerly known as AOPA Expo, will take place Nov. 5-7 at the Tampa Convention Center. The Summit will feature new experiences, events, education, and opportunities to touch, test, and interact with the people and technology that’s relevant to the way you fly or to help you realize your dream of learning to fly. During the event, the Aviat Husky airplane that is the grand prize in the 2010 EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes, will be on display.

More information, complete schedules and registration information is available at www.aopa.org/summit.

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