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AOPA Aviation Summit Photo Reel

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Just a few weeks ago, the general aviation community rallied in Hartford Connecticut for the annual AOPA Aviation Summit. There was plenty of eye-candy and excitement for airplane geeks, including the news of a new set of rules governing airmen medical certification.

Relive some of the sites with this gallery of my favorite pictures from AOPA Summit.

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AOPA and EAA Set Out to Eliminate Medical Certification for Private Pilots

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If AOPA and EAA have their way, medical certificates may become a thing of the past. Amidst a dramatic Star Wars entrance at the annual Pancake Breakfast, AOPA President Craig Fuller and EAA President Rod Hightower announced a united front to change the face of medical airmen certification.

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AOPA Summit 2011 Friday in Pictures

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Rain set in early Friday morning in Hartford, shifting the focus from nearby AirportFest to the indoor exhibits and seminars at the Hartford Convention Center. Cirrus Aircraft got a lot of attention on the heals of their 5,000th delivery as well as Dave Klapmeier’s return to Cirrus as their new CEO. On the opposite end of the floor was brother Alan Klapmeier’s company, the Kestrel Aircraft Company with their roomy single-engine turboprop mockup. Terafugia’s roadable airplane was another big hit attracting crowds of people on the verge of realizing their dream of the flying car.

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I’m at AOPA Summit 2011!

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I’ll be at AOPA Summit 2011 all day Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23-24). Bookmark AviationChatter.com and follow me @patflannigan on Twitter for daily coverage, pictures and highlights from Hartford, CT.

A Cirrus Vision at AOPA 2011

A Cirrus Vision VLJ parked in the middle of downtown Hartford, CT? A sure sign that AOPA Summit is in town.

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