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
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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