The ABS Air Safety Foundation, which is sole owner of BPPP, is restoring the original corporate structure with BPPP as a committee within the ASF. We are doing this to significantly reduce operating expenses while reaching a far greater number of Beech pilots with The Best in Beechcraft Pilot Training™.
The current operating structure has proven to be prohibitively costly. To control costs while we develop an operating budget to ensure we remain fiscally responsible to our members, the ABS Board of Directors has decided to suspend remote clinic operations after the Manchester, NH clinic Sept. 7-9 through the end of 2012. We are evaluating the economics of the Manchester clinic and will decide next week whether it will be held. ABS’ goal is to resume live clinic operations in the first quarter of 2013.
We'll contact members who have already scheduled for an autumn clinic and give a full refund. We encourage these and other ABS members to enroll in BPPP Online+Flight. I have already contacted the aviation insurance underwriters, all of which recognize the Online+Flight program with the same credit they apply to live BPPP events.
All current BPPP instructors have been invited and encouraged to continue teaching in the program.
The popular BPPP Online+Flight program, which includes an expanded version of the live ground school with exactly the same flight experience with a BPPP-standardized instructor near the pilot’s home, remains available without interruption.
It’s all about protecting lives and preserving the Beechcraft fleet by getting many more pilots in the airplane with a BPPP CFI in the right seat.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thomas P. Turner
ABS Air Safety Foundation
For more information about BPPP Online+Flight see: http://bonanza.org/2012-05-16-12-47-21/onlineflight
To take a BPPP Online training module for free see:http://bonanza.org/forums/index.php?topic=100046.0