September 1, 2006
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Department and DOWL Engineering are working to protect airports in Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Borough, which boasts the highest concentration of public- and private-use airports in the country. Because the area is the fastest-growing region of the state, the potential for problems between airports and incompatible development is a growing concern. AOPA is participating in a regional planning effort to address these issues. AOPA Alaska Regional Representative Tom George and Spencer Yearns, the Airport Support Network volunteer for Palmer Municipal, are members of the project's technical advisory committee. "It is important that our members speak up and let the planners know about needs for additional aviation facilities," George said. "We also need to look at how to protect the facilities already in the area." AOPA members are encouraged to participate in an online survey to tell the borough how it should best encourage growth while preserving aviation safety.
September 1, 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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