February 21, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Alaska depends on aviation and aviation depends on the individuals who own, operate, and maintain the state’s small private and backcountry airstrips. Now, after more than two years of work by AOPA and other aviation advocates, a new law protects those volunteers from many civil liability claims.
State lawmakers recently passed, and Gov. Sarah Palin signed, S.B.139, clarifying that those who own and operate airstrips without receiving compensation have the same protections as the volunteers who build and maintain runways.
“The new law provides critical protection to a vital component of Alaska’s aviation network,” said AOPA Vice President of Regional Affairs Greg Pecoraro. “Such protection encourages volunteers to preserve and maintain landing strips that provide access to public land and safe landing options for pilots. We appreciate the work of Sens. Donald Olson and Charlie Huggins in cleaning up this law.”
February 21, 2008
Beringer Wheels and Brakes announced the availability of several types of aircraft wheels on July 29 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and said a new anti-groundloop tailwheel design is forthcoming.
The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.
Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
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