June 13, 2008
Banning nighttime traffic at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. would force more aircraft to fly into Van Nuys Airport, the busiest GA airport in the United States. On June 10, AOPA wrote to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, expressing its concerns about the impact the curfew would have on Van Nuys. “Offsetting noise at one airport at the expense of another nearby and adjacent airport community is not acceptable,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA senior director of airports, “and should be the basis for an FAA denial of the proposed restrictions.” Read more on AOPA Online.
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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