May 5, 2005
Proposed changes to the airspace around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) would reclaim about 100 square miles of airspace from the Class B - a move AOPA is supporting in comments filed with the FAA this week.
In its formal comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking, AOPA praises the collaborative approach taken by the FAA in working with the Southern California Airspace Users Working Group (SCAUWG), a panel on which AOPA representative Al German has served for many years.
"The positive working relationship has resulted in users having an earlier voice in the process, which helped to develop airspace modifications that benefit all airspace users," wrote Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services.
In addition to shrinking the Class B to the northwest, south, and southeast of the airport, the proposed changes would extend the Class B airspace eastward to better protect approaches to LAX. Both AOPA and the FAA believe the proposal will enhance safety and improve traffic flow.
Comments on the proposal are due by May 23 and may be sent to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590-0001 or be submitted electronically. You must include FAA Docket No. FAA-2004-18612 and Airspace Docket No. 04-AWA-05 at the beginning of your comments.
May 5, 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?”
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>