February 9, 2007
Private landowners who don't charge the public to use their airstrips for recreational purposes could be protected by a limited liability law if the Montana legislature passes Senate Bill 318. The bill seeks to add landowners of airstrips for "private, noncommercial flying" to the protections under the state's recreational use statute. Last week, AOPA Northwestern Regional Representative Mike Ferguson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the bill. The committee later passed the bill by a margin of 7 to 5. AOPA believes this bill would encourage landowners to maintain their airstrips for the public, which would in turn preserve the number of landing sites for recreational and emergency purposes. A similar law was enacted in Idaho last year.
February 9, 2007
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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