July 4, 2008
AOPA is supporting a measure before the North Carolina legislature that could be the first step to the creation of a new airport in Orange County. S.B.1925, which is now before the state House, would give the University of North Carolina (UNC) system the power to create airport authorities, a move that could pave the way for a new airport near Chapel Hill. Despite active opposition from AOPA and local pilots, UNC Chapel Hill has long planned to close Horace Williams Airport. Read more on AOPA Online.
Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.
A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn’t require aircraft power.
Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.
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