June 16, 2006
Pilots flying IFR in the North Carolina area finally have a way to access the Outer Banks - through a new low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route that will be usable starting August 3. The FAA recently announced its final rule creating RNAV Route T-243 and removing unusable airway segments.
"AOPA requested that the FAA establish the route that would provide IFR access to Billy Mitchell Airport in Hatteras and Ocracoke Island Airport in Ocracoke," said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services. "We worked closely with the FAA and the military officials at nearby Cherry Point to draft a route that works for military and GA users." The route is available to pilots flying aircraft with a global navigation satellite system, including GPS or WAAS, with en route and terminal capability. The FAA has not yet released defined altitudes for the route.
June 16, 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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