April 27, 2007
Pilots at Craven County Regional Airport in New Bern, North Carolina, have alerted AOPA to a plan to light a bridge that is about two miles from the approach to the airport's primary runway. AOPA is concerned that the bridge lights could be mistaken for runway lights and reflect off low cloud bases, creating confusion for pilots flying in low- visibility conditions. The local airport authority has provided lighting alternatives to the highway division, and AOPA encouraged Division Engineer C. E. Lassiter Jr. to consider those suggestions. AOPA also recommended that the division work with the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division to find a solution, including a lighting system that is not visible from the air.
April 27, 2007
Department of Transportation,
Pilot Safety and Skills
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
The board of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will wait 120 days before making a final decision to close Braden Airport, citing community concerns.
The GACE Flying Club, which grew from a club for Grumman employees, prides itself on offering members low-cost, safe flying and social events.