May 5, 2006
AOPA is reminding the Tacoma, Washington, city manager - who has publicly suggested selling or closing Tacoma Narrows Airport - that closing the airport right now is not a possibility. "To suggest that closing the airport is an option with the FAA is absurd since the FAA includes the airport in its National Plan for Integrated Airport Systems," AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn told the manager. Dunn also pointed out that the airport is obligated by grant assurances to remain open until at least 2025. Plus, it serves as a vital part of Washington's aviation system plan and is an economic engine for the local community. The state's 2001 Economic Impact of Washington Airports indicated that the airport's economic impact on Pierce County is more than $20 million per year.
May 5, 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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