March 14, 2008
Air rescue volunteer pilot Alfred Banholzer will have liability protection for himself and his family the next time he’s called out to use his Cessna 172 to help locate a missing person or downed aircraft in Washington. The state legislature has passed S.B.6324, which extends liability coverage for volunteer ground personnel to air rescue pilots. Last year, the state passed a bill that covered all ground personnel but unintentionally omitted aerial support. “From a personal standpoint, it protects me and my family from any suit that could come out of the search,” he said. Read more on AOPA Online.
March 14, 2008
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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