August 26, 2005
AOPA has raised opposition to a proposed development near California's Torrance Municipal Airport that the association said would only open the door for future complaints from citizens about airport noise. In comments to the City of Torrance's draft environmental impact report, AOPA said that the development would create an incompatible land-use situation if the city rezoned it from heavy industrial to multi-family residential. AOPA used the nearby community of New Horizons as an example. "New Horizons sits more than double the distance from the airport than the new proposed community, and yet its residents account for approximately 50 percent of the annual noise complaints about the airport to the city," wrote Bill Dunn, AOPA vice president of airports. "Why create a haven for more complaints with this new project?"
August 26, 2005
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
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.
The first A-29 Super Tucano was delivered Sept. 25, a tangible victory for Embraer and workers in the new factory in Jacksonville, Florida.
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