February 8, 2008
AOPA is fighting plans to put wind turbines under the traffic pattern at Old Harbor Airport on Alaska’s remote Kodiak Island. In comments filed Feb. 1 with the FAA, AOPA warns that the turbines would pose a serious collision hazard during periods of low visibility. As planned, the turbines would stretch to 295 feet msl and be located only one-quarter mile from the gravel strip. In its letter, AOPA recommends that the turbines be relocated away from the airport and asks the FAA to issue a finding identifying them as a hazard to aerial navigation. Access to the airport is critical to residents of the isolated Old Harbor community, which can only be reached by air or boat.
February 8, 2008
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
The first A-29 Super Tucano was delivered Sept. 25, a tangible victory for Embraer and workers in the new factory in Jacksonville, Florida.
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