Grumman Owners and Pilots Association
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The Value of Well -supported Type Clubs
Presenting my Avionics Bootcamp lecture in a crowded hangar of Grumman owners at the Grumman Owners and Pilots Association’s (GOPA) annual convention and fly-in last month got me thinking about the value of well organized type clubs. Sure, there are some politics, and large gatherings of A+ pilot types ... well, you understand. But these events can be a huge source of education when it comes to maintaining, flying, training, upgrading and just about everything else that tags along with aircraft ownership. It’s more important now than ever to help support their existence, and national gatherings can be a lot more than lunches, dinner banquets and little white lies about optimistic cruise speeds.
inventory. As Todd Adams pointed out, the job of an avionics sales
manager isn’t to sell, but instead to help the buyer make the right
decisions for their flying and budget. And as Adams reiterated, the
decisions you make today will have a direct effect on what you do down the road, especially when it comes to autopilot upgrades.