January 10, 2004
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved a bill to enhance commercial aviation security. And honoring his commitment to AOPA President Phil Boyer and AOPA members, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) did not attempt to add his general aviation security bill to the legislation.
Boyer met with Weiner September 22 to explain the substantial improvements in GA security since September 11, 2001. At the conclusion of that discussion, Weiner promised that he would "not be pursuing fixed-wing aircraft."
This completes committee action on the issue of aviation security. This bill, along with other security measures, is likely to be considered by the full House as part of legislation developed in response to the recommendations of the 911 Commission Report.
October 1, 2004
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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