September 18, 2007
AOPA ePublishing staff
When the San Diego city attorney, the FAA, and the California Department of Transportation told a San Diego building developer to cut his losses, they meant literally.
You can watch the deconstruction via our Web cam as the two stories are removed off the top of the too-tall building, located less than a mile from Montgomery Field.
AOPA warned Sunroad Enterprises that threatening the safety of general aviation pilots would not be tolerated. The association and the local pilots organization, Community Airfields Association of San Diego (CAASD), which includes AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Rick Beach, are parties to a lawsuit against Sunroad.
On June 22, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders ordered the contractor to remove the floors because the building was a hazard to air navigation.
Future projects in this area will be scrutinized by AOPA to make sure that safety isn't compromised.
September 18, 2007
The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
Mexico has lifted a requirement that pilots of arriving and departing private general aviation flights use a third party provider to file advance passenger information system (APIS) manifests.
The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.
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