More Than 60 Hours Of Seminars... And A Great Movie, Too
Attendees at next
week's AOPA Expo in Palm Springs, CA will have plenty of
opportunity to learn while they have fun. More than 60 hours of
seminars will run throughout the three-day show.
Favorite speakers, including aviation humorist Rod Machado, and
a host of new presenters will conduct seminars. Attendees will have
a variety of seminar topics to choose from, such as decision
making, aircraft ownership, medical certification, interior
renovations, and instrument flying.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation will host several safety
seminars, including its latest release, Radio Communications, which
will debut at Expo. The seminar will present practical guidance on
effective two-way communication, standard phraseology, and common
communication pitfalls for both VFR and IFR pilots.
Other Air Safety Foundation seminars that will be presented at
Expo include: Emergency Procedures, which focuses
on how to keep abnormal situations from becoming full-blown
emergencies, offers advice on keeping critical problems under
control, and tells attendees what they need to know about
off-airport landings; GPS: Beyond Direct-To offers
tips on using GPS to its full potential, such as how to use a VFR
GPS legally while flying on instruments and how to escape the Going
Perfectly Straight (GPS) crash syndrome; and Single-Pilot
IFR takes a look at some common IFR-related accidents and
discusses some of the important issues such as planning, equipment,
organization, situational awareness, and weather, associated with
flying IFR alone.
In addition, the Air Safety Foundation will present its popular
Pinch-Hitter course, specifically for non-flying
companions, each day of the show.
Expo seminars are conveniently organized into two tracks
-– Proficiency and Safety, and Ownership and Flying. After
registering through AOPA Online, attendees can select the seminars
they wish to attend, and then print their customized schedule to
take with them to the show.
Free "One Six Right" Screening... In HD
But what about plans for after the Expo? Well, anyone who has
wanted to see the aviation movie "One Six Right: The Romance of
Flying" will have that chance -- free of charge -- on Thursday,
"Since the movie was released last year, it has become a hit
throughout the aviation community and beyond," said Jeff Myers,
AOPA executive vice president of communications. "We're pleased to
provide all Expo attendees with the opportunity to enjoy this film
that promotes general aviation through insightful interviews and
The film is a documentary about the history of Van Nuys Airport,
but also a tribute to the passion of pilots and the adventure of
aviation. "Even those who have already seen "One Six Right" will
want to experience it in high definition at Expo," said Myers.
The special movie event at AOPA Expo is sponsored by Van Nuys
Flight Center. Filmmaker Brian Terwilliger will present One Six
Right on Thursday, November 9, 2006, immediately following the
Welcome Reception, in the Ballroom of the Palm Springs Convention
Center. The movie runs approximately 73 minutes.
Expo attendees are encouraged to attend the screening. Although
admission is free, there will be an opportunity to make a donation
to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.
In addition, DVDs of One Six Right will be on sale at the event,
with a portion of the proceeds going to the AOPA Air Safety
With more than 408,000 members, representing nearly two thirds
of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the largest aviation
association in the world.