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
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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