May 23, 2008
AOPA is continuing to fight hard to retain an aviation exemption from the Massachusetts 5-percent sales and use tax, recently meeting with lawmakers who are likely to decide the fate of the tax exemption. During the May 16 meetings, AOPA Manager of Legislative Affairs Joey Colleran and Regional Representative Craig Dotlo worked to educate key lawmakers and their staffs about the negative impact of repealing the exemption. “The tax exemption has saved pilots and aircraft owners money and allowed aviation in Massachusetts to grow,” said Dotlo. Read more on AOPA Online.
Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.
A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn’t require aircraft power.
Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.
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