October 8, 2008
By 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.
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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