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.
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The new owners of a privately owned, public-use airport in an enviable New Jersey location have big plans, and vacant hangars.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.