May 2, 2008
Nine years after two general aviation airports near Austin closed, the tireless efforts of AOPA and other aviation advocates to restore GA to central Texas are bearing fruit. AOPA Southwest Regional Representative Shelly deZevallos and AOPA Vice President of Local Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn met April 29 with Jim Craig, manager of Bird’s Nest Airport, to discuss ongoing renovation and expansion projects. The terminal building already has been remodeled, the existing runway has been repaved and remarked, and a self-fuel island has been installed. Read more on AOPA Online.
May 2, 2008
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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