"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of this terrible accident and their families," said AOPA President Craig Fuller. "Senator Stevens demonstrated a profound understanding of the value of general aviation to Alaska and to the nation. He was quick to point out GA's unique ability to connect isolated communities across Alaska's vast distances, deliver vital resources and services, and generate economic value for businesses of all sizes. He consistently advocated for the freedom to fly, and was quick to share his knowledge with others less familiar with GA. His outspoken leadership on this issue will be sorely missed." AOPA Online.
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