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NORTHEAST TENNESSEE EXPANDS AVIATION EDUCATION

Scribblings on a piece of scrap paper and a restaurant napkin late last year were the beginnings of what has become The Northeast Tennessee Aviation Education Initiative. Its’ Founders are Tennessee State Representative Tony Shipley, AOPA member Henry Somers and … Continue reading Read More

July 8, 2014

SOUTH CAROLINA’S GOT IT GOIN’ ON

  I have represented AOPA in South Carolina for 30 years and have never ceased to be amazed at the general aviation energy in the Palmetto State. This past weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying an aviation tradition that … Continue reading Read More

June 12, 2014

PAYING IT FORWARD

My interest in aviation education frequently leads to discussions with my peers about the current world of aviation education from our desire to introduce children at a very young age all the way through to career training in higher education. … Continue reading Read More

April 11, 2014

AN AVIATION EDUCATION UPDATE

During January, I posted here in my blog a piece entitled “Kentucky Is Serious About Aviation Education”. I posted another in May about “Youth Interest in Aviation Careers”. If you haven’t read these, you may want to look them over. … Continue reading Read More

July 25, 2013

Bob Minter, AOPA Regional Manager

Bob Minter, Southern Regional Manager
E-mail: bob.minter@aopa.org
All airport related issues should be sent to ASN@aopa.org.

Southern region news

Article

Florida landmark closing

Chalet Suzanne, a landmark restaurant with its own grass strip in Central Florida, will end an 83-year run Aug. 4.

2014, 07 08

Advocacy

South Carolina adds recreational-use liability protection

South Carolina landowners who allow pilots to fly aircraft onto their property gain liability protection under an amendment to the state recreational-use statute recently signed into law.

2014, 07 02

Article

Swift loses champion

No one worked harder to keep the Globe Swift flying than Charlie Nelson. The Tennessee aviator died June 30 after a long battle with illness, a loss to both his family and the friends Nelson made around the world.

2014, 07 02 | comments

Article

An electric record

South Carolina pilot Gary Davis barely made it above the Greenville Downtown Airport Class D airspace, though he most likely set a world record doing it.

2014, 06 24

Article

FBI: $10,000 bounty for laser-pointing perps

After a temporarily blinding green laser flashed into the cockpit of a Robinson R22 on a training flight at North Carolina’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport on May 6, the CFI and student helped police track down the person shining the laser. Now, the FBI is offering to reward those who provide information on laser incidents that lead to the arrest of such individuals.

2014, 06 04 | comments
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