U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) praised the Senate passage of a resolution, led by Inhofe and Duckworth, recognizing the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The resolution was cosponsored by eight bipartisan senators.
“AOPA, representing the largest aviation community in the world, has been a leader for the entire general aviation community for decades,” Inhofe said. “With the passage of this resolution today, I am proud to pay tribute to AOPA’s 80 years of faithful service to the aviation community. They have a strong legacy of being tireless advocates for pilots and contributing to aviation safety. Furthermore, they have played a vital role in educating Members of Congress on issues important to the general aviation community, including those addressed in my bipartisan legislation, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights and the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. AOPA has always been a strong voice on Capitol Hill for pilots and I wish them success for the next 80 years.”
“For eight decades, AOPA has been a leading advocate in the aviation community, educating the public and members of congress about the many important issues facing our Nation’s general aviation pilots,” Duckworth said. “I’m excited to have worked alongside Senator Inhofe to pass this resolution honoring their valuable contributions.”