October 6, 2006
The town of Beaufort, North Carolina, has imposed a 120-day moratorium, effective September 25, to halt incompatible residential development near Michael J. Smith Field. That move comes in part because of AOPA's opposition to the development. In June, AOPA urged city officials to enforce existing state and local statutes to prevent a developer from building condominiums in the runway protection zone (RPZ) of Runway 3. The association also informed the city of FAA guidelines that prohibit such developments within RPZs. According to the "Jacksonville Daily News," the town's planning board has until December 1 to develop a plan that will balance the pilots' and public's safety with the rights of property owners. AOPA is working with the Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority and has offered to help the town develop a compatible land-use policy.
October 6, 2006
There are many reasons why you will want to be at AOPA’s Chino Fly-In on Sept. 20. Here are our top 10.
A retired airline pilot and the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program win Public Benefit Flying Awards.
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
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