April 1, 2005
Volume 5, Issue 13 • April 1, 2005
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ALLOW PILOTS TO USE CELL PHONES IN FLIGHT, AOPA SAYS General aviation pilots should be able to use cell phones in the cockpit while they're airborne. And they should be able to do it now, AOPA has told the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is considering rules to allow cell phones and other wireless devices to be used in the air. "Cell phones and other wireless technologies are invaluable tools for obtaining updated weather and other information in flight," said Randy Kenagy, AOPA senior director of advanced technology. The risk of interference with aircraft avionics for the typical GA flight is very slight, he said. For more, see the complete story on AOPA Online. HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR AOPA MEMBER PROFILE? To make the most of your membership and allow us to serve you better, please visit AOPA Online and update your personal member profile.
Pilot Training and Certification,
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)?
The Aircraft Spotlight feature looks at an airplane type and evaluates it across six areas of particular interest to flying clubs and their members: Operating Cost, Maintenance, Insurability, Training, Cross-Country, and Fun Factor.
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