Boyer became president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on January 1, 1991, capping a career as a senior-level broadcasting executive and general aviation advocate. As AOPA president, Boyer leads one of the largest and most influential civil aviation organizations in the world, representing more than two-thirds of certificated pilots in the U.S.
Boyer also serves as chairman of Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, a private, not-for-profit corporation that develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management system issues. RTCA functions as a Federal Advisory Committee. Its recommendations are used by the Federal Aviation Administration as the basis for policy, program and regulatory decisions and by the private sector as the basis for development, investment and other business decisions.
Boyer serves as co-chairman on the Institute Management Council, which oversees the policy, recommendations, and products of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Institute. For the past decade he has been a member of the MITRE/CAASD Aviation Advisory Board providing oversight to the FAA contract with MITRE for research and development on new technologies and capacity. Boyer is a member of the President's Council for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, one of the nation's leading aeronautical higher education institutions.