January 8, 2002
NTSB Chairman Marion Blakey will have to wait about a month before the U.S. Senate decides whether or not to confirm her as the new FAA administrator.
Senate leaders announced late this afternoon that they will begin their month-long August recess at the close of today's business.
Outgoing Administrator Jane Garvey's last day is Sunday. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta asked Acting Deputy Administrator Monte Belger, who had planned to retire at the end of July, to stay on through August. Belger will serve as acting administrator until Blakey can be confirmed and sworn in. Blakey is not expected to face any opposition during her confirmation hearing.
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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