March 21, 2008
The KFI radio tower being rebuilt near Fullerton Municipal Airport in Fullerton, Calif., collapsed on March 18 because of what seem to be construction-related factors, according to an article in The Orange County Register. AOPA is using the recent collapse to support its position that the tower should not be rebuilt under the traffic pattern at the airport and has requested that the FAA rethink its position on the tower. AOPA and local pilots had opposed the rebuilding of the tower, which was destroyed during a fatal accident in 2004 when a Cessna 182 struck it, because it is a hazard to air navigation. However, the FAA said it would allow the tower to be rebuilt if it was painted and lit with a dual obstruction lighting system.
March 21, 2008
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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