The Second Of Our "Three-Question" Event Surveys From The 2008
ANN's ever-mobile Aero-TV crews had a BALL at the recently
concluded 2008 AOPA Fly-In.... especially since the torrential
rains of years past failed to make an appearance and we managed to
stay dry for a while.
We mingled with hundreds of AOPA members, gauging their concerns
and reactions to a number of questions and topics we raised...
giving rise to the second question in our infamous "Three-Question"
survey of AOPA members... namely, 'how are the sky-rocketing fuel
prices aviation is experiencing affecting YOUR flying?'
Check out the second of our three survey questions posed at the
2008 AOPA Fly-In to see how the costs of fuel are impacting the
Each year, as a "thank you" to its 415,000++ members, AOPA hosts
an Annual Fly-In and Open House. As in past years, some 100
aviation exhibitors were available for viewing, as well as over 40
display aircraft. Seminars on aviation safety were offered,
including presentations by Ron Machado and AOPA President Phil
Boyer. Tours of the AOPA headquarters and non-stop opportunities to
meet staff members were also offered throughout the day.
Aero-TV was on site to enjoy the warm comradery of this event
(in more ways than one... in the 100+ degree heat!), and in
addition to a number of neat features (including the intriguing
interview with Phil Boyer just a few weeks back), we also used the
opportunity to conduct one of our favorite feature programs --
"Three Question" Special Event Surveys -- covering the topics of
AOPA member satisfaction with the organization, the effect of
rising fuel prices on personal flying activity, and what was
catching everyone's attention at this year's event.
So... Aero-TV Asks AOPA Members: 'How Are
Sky-Rocketing Fuel Costs Affecting Your Flying?' (Part
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OK, folks, so far, so good... earlier this year
we initiated the first feature programming series for
Aero-TV... we decided to take it slow, but we also tried
a steady approach to building the aviation world's most
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ever undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the
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educate, inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the
exciting worlds of aviation and aerospace.
And yes, there is MUCH MORE to come... and soon.
If you've been an observer of the media and associated media
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fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for
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Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of
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Part of this amazing process is the fact that we're been
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them (a far more difficult task than we had
imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find), and we're
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E-I-C Note: The
complete feature shown above is embedded in this
story, with most of the slick and useful functionality
otherwise available on the main Aero-TV
site (which will be upgraded
aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to embed a
video on another web page is but one of the hundreds of
amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many months
now, to implement in different phases of the initial release
of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy unaltered
Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we have
extensive plans for future functionality, but this feature
allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or Feature
program to embed it on a different web site, though we must
note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those sites
or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper mission of
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