July 11, 2008
Ever wondered about the inner workings of the flight service system? Now is your chance to get answers. Beginning Thursday, July 17, the Albuquerque Automated Flight Service Station will host monthly evening seminars for the aviation community. The program will feature a tour of the operations floor and a classroom presentation by a flight service specialist. “Seminars that bring pilots face-to-face with flight service specialists can foster understanding on both sides, and that can generate a better flight service experience for everyone,” said Melissa Rudinger, AOPA vice president of regulatory affairs. Each free session accommodates 15 people, so reservations are required. For more information or to reserve your space, call 505/222-3000 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., or send an e-mail.
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Flying over Manhattan en route to Nantucket for the event. Nantucket Flying Association President Chris McLaughlin introduces the documentary "Shady Lady" before a packed audience at the Dreamland Theater.
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
The GACE Flying Club, which grew from a club for Grumman employees, prides itself on offering members low-cost, safe flying and social events.