CALPILOTS Annual Meeting 2010

2010 CALPILOTS Annual Meeting
Get Informed, Become Involved

logo_tEach year that AOPA holds its Aviation Summit in California, the California Pilots Association hosts a booth (1451) in the Summit’s non-profit section, and holds our annual meeting as part of Summit. This year’s meeting will not disappoint – we have lined up some great speakers and discussions, and will be providing refreshments as part of the meeting.

AOPA also generously offers non-profit groups, such as the California Pilots Association, a room to hold our annual meeting. This year’s annual meeting will be held on Saturday, November 13th, at 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel and the meeting room will be Seaview A (a map is attached below). The Hyatt Regency is within short walking distance of the Summit conference hall. Refeshments will be served.

CALPILOTS Water Bottle CALPILOTS Water Bottle

Every new member, and renewal at our booth, or at our Annual Meeting during Summit, will receive a free 20 oz CALPILOTS Aluminum Water Bottle. Just the thing to take along on those long cross countries or in your emergency pack.

Agenda Summary – 2010 CALPILOTS Annual Meeting

10:00 -10:15am Introductions and Brief Business Meeting
10:15 – 10:45am Airport Advocate(s) of the Year Awards

2009 – Robert Eppers and Troy Childs French Valley Airport
2010 – Dan Chauvet and Hal Zamora – Watsonville Pilots Assocaition

10:45 – 11:30am Update on Power Plants and Airports – Andy Wilson and Carol Ford

If you are not aware, power plant companies are targeting airports due to the existing infrastructure, sewer, electrical, communication lines, and open space (required for noise and safety issues). There has been a lot of work being done by CALPILOTS to thwart power plant company’s efforts to quietly gain approval of these non-aircraft friendly facilities very close to, and sometimes on, airport property.

11:30- 12:00pm Greg Pecararo – AOPA’s Vice President of Region Affairs

Greg will be discussing working together to promote, support and protect your airport. This will include AB48 and convincing the California Legislature to remove flight schools from BPPE, as well as other successful examples.

12:00 – 1:00pm Break – Refreshments/Snacks provided
1:00 – 1:45pm Friends of Oceano Airport’s Jolie Lucas and Mitch Latting

Jolie and Mitch will discuss the recent developer attack on Oceano Airport and how they rapidly and successfully organized to fight it. They will also provide information on how they are promoting general aviation in other ways. This is a good story, so you’ll want to hear it!

1:45 – Close Questions, Issues and Group Discussions


Show Your Support of CALPILOTS – Get your CALPILOTS Apparel at our booth and at the Annual Meeting.

calpilots tee shirt CalPilots T-Shirt $25.00
Several colors/styles to choose from
calpilots_hat CalPilots Hats $15.00
Several colors/styles to choose from