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Elevator Failure, 1972 Grumman Traveler
As many of you are aware, a 1972 AA5’s elevator attachment system failed in flight. While there is significant damage to the aircraft, neither occupant is known to have suffered any injury. I would consider elevator detachment a “fail fatal” failure mode, so the two individuals are very lucky.
Please see complete article here:
Elevator Failure Feb 7.pdf
GOPA Scholarship Fundraiser a Success!
On behalf of the GOPA Scholarship Committee, I am so pleased to report that we sold 185 T-shirts and raised $2660! Thank you so much to all of you who purchased shirts and made additional donations. We well surpassed our goal!
A huge thank you to GOPA member Dennis Oparowski who came to me with this idea and liaised with Custom Ink. He believed in it from the very beginning, designed the shirt with Custom Ink and has organized a great fundraiser for the scholarship fund.
I look forward to seeing the T-shirts worn proudly at the GOPA convention in September and I’m sure they will be worn at many other flying events throughout the year!
Thank you for supporting youth in aviation.
Pat Metz, Director, GOPA Scholarship Fund
IT’S TIME! THE GOPA SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER LINK IS LIVE!
Support the GOPA Scholarship fund by purchasing one of these great T-Shirts just by clicking on the link below:
Short sleeve, long sleeve, and a variety of sizes for you to choose!
These would make great gifts, fun items for giveaways/draws, to donate to local EAA, air cadets programs, local fly-in draws, or other aviation events. Our goal is to sell 150 T-Shirts.
Our members have provided over $93,000 since 2002 to over 50 young aviators. Let’s keep it going!
For more information about the GOPA Scholarship, please visit www.grummanpilots.org/scholarship
Tom Dyer is taking over as the Director for the Pacific region. He can be reached at email@example.com
Thanks for stepping up Tom.
The 2021 GOPA Convention has been moved from Fredericksburg, Texas, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the week of September 20. Details will be updated in the Events section as they become available.
AOPA have chosen a Grumman Tiger as their Sweepstakes give away this time. Details can be seen here. GOPA will be donating a one year membership to the new owner and has been helping out as needed.
All the back issues of the Star and Newsletters that I have access to are now online in the Members Area. There are some interesting reads from back in the day. Login to enjoy.
John Cotter has volunteered to be our newest Technical Director. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. His full bio will appear in the next International Grumman Star magazine.
Welcome aboard John.
Excellent turnout at the Anniversary Fly-in
Our new website is LIVE!!! Go to GrummanPilots.Org
GOPA is delighted to announce the launch of our new website at GrummanPilots.org!!!
All of the same information that was at AYA.org is on the new site plus MUCH MUCH More! If you were not able to be on today’s Annual Members’ Meeting, we invite you to come tour the new site.
AYA vs GrummanPilots.org Most of the content from AYA, including all of your member records, has already been transferred to the new site. That job will be completed by early Fall. Within a short period of time, typing in AYA.org will also take you to the new site. From today forward, all materials will direct people to GrummanPilots.org as the official website for The Grumman Owners & Pilots Association (Formerly known as The American Yankee Association, AYA)
Logging in for the first time: When you log on for the first time, you will need to re-establish your password, so “Log-In” with your regular AYA credentials then click on "Forgot Password." The system will send you an email to re-set your password. You can RESET either with the old password or a new one. Click on “Remember me” and you will be set to log in automatically from then on.
Problems with Log-on? Contact our trusty webmaster, Don Metz (email@example.com).
A quick tour You will find many of the old stand-bys in their normal places…Events, Members Directory, Scholarship, etc.… but there also many exciting new things:
1. On the HOME page:
2. In AIRCRAFT
3. In SUPPORT/PFP
4. In JOIN US
5. In ABOUT US
6. In the MEMBERS Area
It has been my privilege, as your Strategic Advisor, to contribute to the strategy, navigation and content of the new site. Our thanks to our web development wizard, Alan Marsden, for its design and creativity, and to our webmaster, Don, for its functionality, for moving TONS of content from the old site to the new and for always finding the right picture to show how special our Type Club is.
So, ENJOY! And share! Our website is our most important tool for showing people how wonderful and valuable GOPA is and why they should JOIN TODAY!
Contact me if you have new ideas!
GOPA Strategic Advisor
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