January 18, 2008
General aviation pilots should steer clear of the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone and Flight Restricted Zone on Jan. 28. The airspace will be closed to GA during the President’s State of the Union address. “The flight restrictions mirror those of previous years,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services. “But the size of the restriction is reduced this year because of the smaller ADIZ.” During the national security event, GA will be banned from the ADIZ from 8 to 11 p.m. local. Read more on AOPA Online.
January 18, 2008
Environmental groups are asking the EPA to take another look at avgas even as a government-industry program moves closer to finding unleaded alternatives.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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