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Old 6th May 2018, 01:55
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Outback
Posts: 10
Well done Ben. Great interview. I am one of those who wanted to start a small business in aviation ad was going to casual employ a young pilot. Took a good hard look at the load of paperwork and aoc costs and went ...nah, think I ll spend the money elsewhere. That was five years ago. And it’s gotten much worse. Casa massive overregulation is sraightvout anti business.
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Old 6th May 2018, 12:03
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 44
I met Ben today at Wings over Illawarra. I am just a ppl but he gave me time, talked passionately about the industry and the association. I think the association has a good future and should be supported. Onya Ben.
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Old 11th May 2018, 11:33
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7
I just joined the AOPA, and I urge anyone who flies and is not a member to join at this critical time.

I was a member when I lived in the US years ago and they were one of the few voices for GA during the dark days when Cessna and Piper quit making airplanes due to product liability. The AOPA and others advocated changes to legislation in what eventually became the General Aviation Revitalization Act in 1994, which, the Wikipedia article on the matter states, has been responsible for the creation of 25,000 new jobs in the industry. In Australia we have faced a different but more dire situation with the three-act tragedy of GA (the Civil Aviation Act, the Airports Act and the Aviation Transport Security Act) and the cascade of capricious regulation and costs the ill-conceived legislation has imposed on the industry. The AOPA took a leadership role in the US years ago, effected meaningful change, and has continued to do so since. The Australian AOPA has also taken a leadership role and change appears to be "in the air" (please excuse the pun). Dick Smith has been great, but the issue is larger than one person: he needs the critical mass behind him that the AOPA's membership can bring.

For the first time in years I am encouraged whereas before I had given up hope.
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Old 12th May 2018, 02:25
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Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: YMML
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A well thought and presented post, ClippedWing
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Old 12th May 2018, 05:21
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Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 371
Awesome, go AOPA!
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