March 24, 2005
Thanks to AOPA's efforts, pilot and South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds signed into law on Tuesday a comprehensive revision of the state's criminal code that retained the specific crimes of aircraft theft and air piracy.
AOPA's government and technical affairs team discovered that the original bill (Senate Bill 43) would have eliminated those specific crimes regarding aircraft, making it more difficult to prosecute aircraft theft. The association sprang into action, notifying South Dakota officials of the possible negative impact to general aviation pilots.
AOPA Central Regional Representative Bill Hamilton also communicated with South Dakota legislative and administrative officials for nearly four months to ensure that the crimes regarding aircraft theft and air piracy were retained.
March 24, 2005
Listen as air traffic controllers discuss what flight following can, and can't, do for you when transiting different airspace.
The most important part of the logbook is the inside, and your ability to log the information required by the regulations and capture any original signatures that may be necessary.
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.