AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 33

IN MEMORIAM |

Beloved editor
succumbs to
COVID-19
Mike Collins leaves a legacy of
contributions to aviation, AOPA
MIKE COLLINS, AOPA technical editor and director of business development, passed away
February 25 from COVID-19. He was an integral
part of the AOPA Media team for nearly 30 years.
He was 59.
Mike was a photojournalism graduate of
Western Kentucky University; co-founded The
Southern Aviator; and held many key editorial
roles at AOPA Pilot, Flight Training, and AOPA
Online. He was a gifted writer, photographer,
and an instrument-rated pilot and drone pilot.
One of his most memorable stories was a 25-day
flight around the world in 2013 with Mike Laver
in Laver's Mitsubishi MU-2.
Mike was well known in the aviation industry-and widely admired for his big grin and
helpful attitude. When tasked with helping the
average aircraft owner to understand the emerging ADS-B mandate, Mike, as usual, dove into the
topic and soon became an industry expert on the
subject, writing dozens of stories and speaking
at events.
" Mike's always positive and helpful attitude
opened many doors for him and gained him great
respect here at AOPA and around the industry, "
said AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker. " All
of us in aviation have suffered a loss with his
untimely passing. "

Mike is survived by his wife, Janette, a member of the AOPA Pilot Information Center, and his
children Jennifer, Matthew, and Bridget.
" Words cannot convey the grief we feel with
the passing of our friend and colleague, " said
Tom Haines, AOPA vice president of Media,
Communications, and Outreach, and editor in chief.
" Anyone who has ever read a story in our magazines
or our email newsletters has benefited from Mike's
expertise. He and Janette are a part of our family
here at AOPA. His passion for knowledge and educating will be missed for years to come. "
Memorial donations are appreciated to
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. (kentuckysteam.
org); the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson
County (awsjc.org); the AOPA Foundation
(aopafoundation.org), or the charity of your
choice. If you're able, donate blood or platelets
in his honor-even one pint makes a difference
(Mike regularly donated).
For more on Mike Collins's life and legacy,
please read AOPA's stories online.
aopa.org/mikecollins

aopa.org/pilot AOPA PILOT | 33


http://www.awsjc.org http://www.aopafoundation.org http://www.aopa.org/mikecollins http://www.aopa.org/pilot

AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021

Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - Intro
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - Cover1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - Cover2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 4
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 5
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 6
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 7
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 8
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 9
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 10
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 11
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 12
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 13
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 14
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 15
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 16
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 17
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 18
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 19
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 20
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 21
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 22
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 23
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 24
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 25
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 26
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 27
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 28
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 29
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 30
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 31
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 32
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 33
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 34
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 35
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 36
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 37
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 38
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 39
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 40
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 41
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 42
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 43
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 44
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 45
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 46
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 47
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 48
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 49
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 50
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 51
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 52
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 53
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 54
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 55
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 56
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 57
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 58
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 59
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 60
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 61
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 62
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 63
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 64
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 65
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 66
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 67
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 68
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 69
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 70
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 71
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 72
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 73
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 74
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 75
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 76
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 77
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 78
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 79
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 80
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 81
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 82
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 83
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 84
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 85
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 86
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 87
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 88
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 89
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 90
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 91
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 92
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 93
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 94
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 95
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 96
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 97
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 98
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 99
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 100
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 101
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 102
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 103
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 104
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 105
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 106
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 107
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 108
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 109
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 110
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 111
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - 112
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - Cover3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - May 2021 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201103_test
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201011demo
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot0308
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com