October 10, 2001
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has developed the following plan for the resumption of visual flight rule (VFR) operations in "enhanced" Class B (ECB) airspace.
The need for VFR flying in the 30 areas of ECB airspace includes:
AOPA recommends the following operational requirements for VFR operations in ECB airspace:
In addition to the airspace-based recommendations, AOPA offers the following enhancements to permit certain specialty operations currently not permitted to operate VFR in ECB airspace.
These specialty operations require strict adherence to the following procedures at all times while inside ECB airspace:
Additional procedures for each specific activity type are also listed below:
Airborne traffic reporting
Airborne news reporting
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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