December 16, 2013 - Medical certification, aviation fuels, and increasing the pilot population were among the aviation topics that headed the list of discussions as the top leadership of EAA and AOPA met at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh today.
"This was a great opportunity for the new leadership at AOPA and EAA to get together to discuss the key issues that are important to our members," said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. "We spent a great deal of constructive time on the issues that mean a great deal to our members right now, as well as to those that will matter the most in the months and years ahead."
EAA and AOPA officials also outlined ideas for collaboration at aviation events throughout the country that will reach out to members of both associations, as well as raise the visibility of general aviation. AOPA also plans to increase its presence for its members at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in coming years.
The AOPA contingent was led by President/CEO Mark Baker, as well as leaders from its government advocacy, legal, and marketing teams.