June 27, 2008
Three measures supporting general aviation are becoming law in Louisiana. The state legislature has passed, and Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed, measures repealing state aircraft registration requirements and increasing the amount of money available for general aviation airport grants. A third measure that would prohibit the construction of landfills near airports is awaiting the governor’s signature. Read more on AOPA Online.
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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