April 20, 2005
AOPA is supporting proposed changes to Victor Airway 363 near Camp Pendleton in Southern California. The airway realignment would give pilots a path around a newly established Camp Pendleton restricted area (R-2503D).
In comments on the proposal, AOPA noted that the existing airways structure around the military area required pilots to deviate some 10 nm offshore or 20 nm inland to avoid the restricted area. "AOPA believes the realignment of V363 will provide an available route for circumnavigating the Camp Pendleton range complex and will have a positive impact to general aviation pilots transitioning along the Southern California coastline," AOPA said.
April 20, 2005
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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