July 25, 2005
NASA will try again. Although they still aren't sure what caused the fuel sensor anomaly, the space shuttle Discovery is again scheduled for launch this morning. And with that comes a large, 40-nautical-mile-radius temporary flight restriction area (TFR) with a 30-nm interior "no-fly" zone.
The TFR, which is centered on the MLB VOR/DME 004-degree radial at 30.6 miles, extends up to Flight Level 180, goes into effect at 1:33 a.m. local time July 26 and extends through 1:44 p.m. If the shuttle doesn't launch today, another notam is in place for a Wednesday launch. For more information, see AOPA Online for the full text of the notams and graphics. Also check AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner for up-to-date graphics and information.
July 26, 2005
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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