February 22, 2008
AOPA is backing legislation that would extend liability protection to volunteers involved in aerial search and rescue operations. The bill, currently before the Washington state legislature, would enhance a 2007 law that offers immunity from liability for certain volunteer workers when engaged in emergency management activities. That law protected only volunteers under the direction of a local emergency management organization or the state military department. Volunteer aerial search and rescue personnel working for Washington Air Search and Rescue under the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division were not specifically covered. “These volunteer pilots and crews put their own lives on the line to save others, and they deserve protection,” said AOPA Vice President of Regional Affairs Greg Pecoraro.
February 22, 2008
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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