October 8, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
An audience of more than 400 regulators and airspace users gained insight into AOPA’s diverse advocacy and airport protection efforts as part of an FAA-sponsored conference on airspace.
The Competition for the Sky Conference, which took place Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 in Las Vegas, brought together a wide range of FAA departments as well as military, commercial, and private airspace users to discuss the best ways to manage competing demands on the National Airspace System.
“We understand that the National Airspace System and airports are finite resources that must be protected,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA senior director for airports and a speaker at the conference. “That’s why AOPA fights so hard to preserve general aviation access and why collaborative events like these can be so productive. This was the first conference of its kind and proved to be a great forum to set out the issues, establish priorities, and bring divergent perspectives together in one place.”
The conference included topics such as radar interference, obstacles, and airport encroachment.
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.
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