December 9, 2001
AOPA has volunteered "November 4 GA," its member-owned Cessna CitationJet, to aid in national relief efforts. AOPA told the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the aircraft's short-field capability enables it to carry four passengers or 1,000 pounds of cargo into most airfields along the East Coast. Aircraft owners who wish to volunteer the use of their aircraft may fax FEMA at 202/501-1439. Include a description of the aircraft, where it is located, and contact information.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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