January 6, 2006
Luke Air Force Base officials are working on a proposal that would create a special air traffic rules area, requiring pilots flying west of Phoenix to communicate with Luke Air Force Base. AOPA will be meeting with Luke Air Force Base officials and local pilots in the near future to discuss the proposal and ways to minimize its effects on general aviation. "Luke Air Force Base officials say the special air traffic rules area is necessary because there have been near-midair collisions between civilian and military aircraft, but there are numerous other alternatives that would mitigate the problem without further complicating communications in the already complex airspace," said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services. "Air traffic rules areas are rare and should be implemented only as a last resort."
January 6, 2006
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.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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