Keeping Pilots Safe.
Safeguarding the future of GA.
Harrison Ford, Co-Chair
With instrument and fixed-wing single- and multiengine ratings and a helicopter certificate, Harrison Ford is an experienced pilot who values the utility and joys of aviation. Channeling his passion for the industry, Ford touts its benefits to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Morgan Freeman, Co-Chair
Morgan Freeman joined AOPA soon after passing his check ride, and is proud to call himself a Hat in the Ring Society member. Morgan began flying only 10 years ago and like many pilots he wishes he’d started sooner. The more he flies the more he realizes that America’s general aviation system is truly a national treasure, and that as pilots we have a significant duty to protect that treasure.
Hear Hat in the Ring Society Member Paul Diette talk about the program. Find out why you should join this group of leaders who take enormous pride in shaping and strengthening our freedom to fly.
John Gabriele, a Naval Flight Officer and retired Naval Aviator who began military flying in 1974, has been an AOPA member since 1987 and a strong supporter of the Air Safety Institute.
Having instructed military and civilian pilots, he is a lifetime Daedalian, member of COPA and EAA, a CFI/II/MEI and a Cirrus owner based at Sky Manor Airport in Pittstown, NJ.
When not serving as a FedEx MD-11 Captain and ALPA Accident Investigator with NTSB team experience, John enjoys flying his SR22 to US Domestic, Canadian and Caribbean destinations.
John mentors family and friends in Private and Instrument Training, professional development and aircraft ownership and also encourages pilots to participate in Aviation Safety seminars and continue their Proficiency Training.
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