MEMBER ALERT: AOPA is closed today, Dec. 10, due to inclement weather and will reopen Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
May 9, 2008
Gypsy moths are proving to be a hazard to more than just trees in Pennsylvania. Extensive spraying to control the pests also could prove a hazard to aircraft. Fourteen aircraft, both airplanes and helicopters, will be spraying pesticides from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, throughout May. Flights will be conducted between 500 feet and 1,500 feet agl during calm VFR conditions. Notams will be issued to advise pilots when and where the spraying is taking place, so be sure to check with flight service before launching.
May 9, 2008
Contemplating IFR flight scenarios for airports like Delta, Utah, is excellent review for any instrument pilot. That's because briefing for a flight into and out of Delta covers bases unlikely to be encountered on your next two-hour tour of your home field approaches.
Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.