February 22, 2008
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The FAA has granted the Air Force’s request for three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations per week at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville, Calif. This means there will be three 10-nautical-mile-radius temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) over the base each week. AOPA has requested that the FAA set a deadline by which the Air Force must have an alternative means for separating UAVs and aircraft. “We’ve made it clear that the FAA can’t keep granting more TFRs for these operations,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services. “Restricting airspace isn’t the way to integrate UAV operations into the National Airspace System. The Air Force needs to use chase airplanes or other methods to separate UAVs from other aircraft.” Read more on AOPA Online.
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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