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Diamond Pilots association

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Would appreciate any feedback / thoughts about becoming a Member....likely will join to support our "brand" but curious what other folks think of it. Thanks, Peter
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Re: Diamond Pilots association

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DPA is about pilots supporting pilots. It is a startup, volunteer organization. Ideally, members will join AND participate. Participation is not required, but it is what will ultimately build a successful organization.

Participation ranges from attending a fly-in to meet other Diamond pilots to writing articles that share what you've learned flying a Diamond, to joining the "management" (that term is used very loosely) and taking responsibility for some aspect of the organizations efforts and activities.

Flipping this around, what are your expectations and or aspirations for DPA?
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Re: Diamond Pilots association

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I agree with Russ. This is a start-up effort that will be successful based on the number, quality, and motivation of its members. A highly motivated core of pilots have kicked this off, set up a non-profit, created the website, began the content creation, and established a relationship with Diamond Corporate Canada and Austria. Most other major brands have a type club - Cirrus, Bonanza, etc, but there has been none for Diamond. If you are motivated to 'support the brand' and can contribute in any way, you will be very welcome.
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Re: Diamond Pilots association

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Will do! and thanks for making it happen
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Re: Diamond Pilots association

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Anyone have a link? Isn’t the current board we are talking on pretty much the same as a Diamond Pilot’s Association?
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Lance Murray wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:23 am Anyone have a link?
Link to the DPA website: https://diamond-pilots.org/
Isn’t the current board we are talking on pretty much the same as a Diamond Pilot’s Association?
The free forums here are useful for sharing information pilot-to-pilot, but DPA aims to be more than that. In particular, DPA will have a budget to organize social events (fly-ins, meet-ups at Oshkosh, etc) and to develop training materials. In addition, it will offer curated and summarized content so that members can find "best practices" without having to read through pages and pages of posts across multiple threads on DAN in order to find the important bits of information contained therein. DPA also is engaging directly with Diamond Aircraft Industries to communicate concerns from the pilot community and get answers directly from the source.
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Bernie Seward, IR, AGI
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One can join DPA using this link:

https://diamond-pilots.org/
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A long while ago, I thought there was a Diamond type club, which I recall joining very briefly using a guest membership. There was enough negative acrimony between a number of members that I never formally joined. I found DAN about the same time. Anyone remember the history?

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Re: Diamond Pilots association

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TimS wrote: Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:32 pm A long while ago, I thought there was a Diamond type club, which I recall joining very briefly using a guest membership. There was enough negative acrimony between a number of members that I never formally joined. I found DAN about the same time. Anyone remember the history?

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