December 29, 2006
In the new year, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will start to create a special area - hangars, tiedowns, office space - for piston-powered general aviation aircraft at Van Nuys Airport. AOPA and local pilots, led by AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Elliott Sanders, have been working for years to create an area for light GA at the airport. In order to create a dedicated spot for GA, a nonaviation business, C&M Relocation Services, is being evicted. J.E.C. Enterprises, which is an aviation-related business, is also being evicted because its facility lies in the way of a planned taxiway. LAWA served the eviction notices earlier in December after an order from the FAA to keep airport property restricted to aviation use. "We've been pushing the FAA to get LAWA to end nonaviation uses of airport property and instead build facilities to accommodate the aircraft demands," said AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn. "The FAA has finally been able to convince LAWA of the importance of coming into compliance with federal grant obligations and work to meet aviation demands at the airport."
December 29, 2006
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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