October 16, 2008
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The FAA should hold additional public meetings, and change the format for those meetings, before making a final decision on plans to expand the Chicago Class B airspace, AOPA told the agency.
In an Oct. 9 letter, AOPA noted that the FAA published incorrect addresses for two of the three meetings it has already held, possibly affecting pilot participation. AOPA is asking the agency to schedule additional meetings and change them from an “open house” format to a format that includes presentations about the proposal and allows all participants to hear the questions and concerns of other attendees. AOPA also wants the FAA to extend its comment deadline to accommodate participants in the additional meetings.
AOPA, which served on the ad hoc committee that made recommendations about the airspace to the FAA, has objected to the proposed changes on the grounds that they claim more airspace than the committee’s recommendations and that they would make it difficult for light general aviation traffic to transit the area.
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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