News from HQ: Lighten Up!

Lighten Up!

In the November edition of Club Connector we discussed the possibility of a flying club operating ultralight aircraft. Many questions arose about topics such as insurance, ownership, transition training, and club structure. Recently, a group of passionate light flyers in Maryland have gotten together to make their own ultralight flying club a reality. The initiative’s own Steve Bateman is working closely with the group to help them get some air under their Part 103 wings. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

Flying Clubs Radio Gets the Spotlight

 Drew and Steve got a nice shout-out In the August 2020 edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine for their work with Flying Clubs Radio! Check out Don’t Touch that Dial! In the pilot briefing section of the magazine for a quick summary of the show and what you can expect in future editions. If you’d like to take a listen for yourself click here!

Flying Clubs Initiative Soldiers On

We are sure you’re tired of headlines opening with “In these difficult and trying times” or something like that, so we’ll spare you this time. Even with the effects of this devastating pandemic still being very prevalent, the Flying Clubs Initiative and You Can Fly as a whole are still seeing successes every day. The Flying Clubs team recently passed a major milestone which we will be unveiling to you in the coming months. The outlook is positive, people are still flying, still forming clubs, and still interested in general aviation. The spirit that makes private flying so great is alive and well!

AOPA Club Connector Staff
AOPA Club Connector Staff writers and editors are active flying club members, pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners who have a passion for bringing you the latest news and topical articles from the world of flying clubs. Club Connector is the official newsletter of the AOPA Flying Clubs Initiative.

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