September 10, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
NBAA will honor AOPA President Phil Boyer with its prestigious Meritorious Service to Aviation Award during NBAA’s annual convention next month.
“Phil Boyer is among the most respected, knowledgeable, and effective figures in the history of general aviation,” said Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO. “Phil’s contributions have greatly benefitted us all, and we thank him for his many years of leadership and service.”
Boyer will be recognized for his “tremendously effective advocacy and promotion of general aviation” during his 18 years in AOPA’s left seat. NBAA made particular note of his tenacious leadership of the fight against general aviation user fees.
The award will be presented during NBAA’s sixty-first Annual Meeting and Convention, from Oct. 6 through 8 in Orlando, Fla.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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