July 20, 2007
AOPA is urging Speaker Joe Hackney of the North Carolina House of Representatives to support preserving Horace Williams Airport. The association wants to use momentum from a June 14 joint hearing on the fate of the airport by the House Appropriations subcommittees on education and health and human services to ensure that the university cannot take action that would close the airport in the meantime. "Horace Williams Airport is a vital access point to North Carolina and the region's air transportation system," wrote Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of regional affairs. "Properly supported, it would be an invaluable asset to the Chapel Hill economy and community."
July 20, 2007
Environmental groups are asking the EPA to take another look at avgas even as a government-industry program moves closer to finding unleaded alternatives.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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