April 24, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The city of Cincinnati has filed a “pre-application” for close to $9 million in federal grant funds, marking the first step toward ensuring the future of Blue Ash Airport (ISZ).
The airport, which is located in the city of Blue Ash but owned and operated by the city of Cincinnati, has been under threat of closure for years. But intervention from AOPA and airport supporters led the two cities to strike a deal, promising to protect the airport and build a park, aviation museum, and other community facilities nearby.
Applying for federal grant money is the first step toward realizing those plans, but the process could be slowed down by the ongoing battle over the future of FAA funding, including money for the airport improvement program.
“This process is still in the early stages, but it’s a good start,” said AOPA Vice President of Local Advocacy Bill Dunn. “The two cities are working cooperatively and are committed to the airport.”
In the meantime, the city of Blue Ash has promised to contribute about $2 million for airport improvements, money that will be needed to match federal funds.
April 24, 2008
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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