March 28, 2008
State and local governments remain interested in security at GA airports, even though the federal government and the aviation community have taken steps to ensure the pilot population and aircraft are secure. The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a bill that would require two locks on all aircraft and institute criminal penalties for failing to use them. On March 26, AOPA traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., to urge lawmakers not to try to fix what isn’t broken. “AOPA is constantly on guard to protect members from unreasonable security requirements, but for the GA community to be successful, pilots need to take steps on their own,” said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs. Read more on AOPA Online.
March 28, 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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