AOPA Blog California dreamin’ How times have changed since AOPA Western Pacific Regional Manager John Pfeifer’s first California Pilots Association (CalPilots) annual meeting. The event has been transformed from a day-long business meeting with 20 to 25 people to a mélange of networking, education, exhibits, food, and entertainment. Read more…

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FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

You have asked us to notify you when a seminar is scheduled that meets your criteria. The following seminar may be of interest to you:
“Strategic Methods of Thinking”
Topic: Defensive Flying with Rod Machado
On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM
Location:
San Luis Jet Center
945 Airport Drive

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Select Number:
WP1552042

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jamie beckettOne of the great advantages of writing professionally is that we who scribble ideas down for others to read rarely have to face those general-aviation-newsothers in person. We don’t have to worry about an errant idea sending you to the refrigerator to ferret out some overly ripe fruits or vegetables that you can hurl in our general direction as an indication of your displeasure with our prose. We don’t get too many exuberant pats on the back, either. But avoiding the first scenario makes missing out on the second seem like small potatoes.

Occasionally, I will break with tradition and appear in public. Most often these forays out into the world involve a grocery store, a coffee shop, my neighborhood seaplane base, or the local FBO.

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