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.
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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