September 10, 2008
Pilots should be aware that the FAA has begun issuing notams for hurricane relief efforts. Because TFR airspace frequently changes, AOPA strongly encourages pilots to obtain a briefing and check notams before every flight.
!FDC 8/7351 ZHU .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, MC ALLEN, TEXAS. EFFECTIVE 0809101100 UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Pursuant to 14 CFR Section 91.137(a)(1) temporary flight restrictions are in effect in support of hurricane relief. All aircraft operations arriving McAllen Miller International Airport (KMFE) are prohibited except for: approved law enforcement, approved military aircraft, approved air ambulance flights, regularly scheduled commercial passenger, and regularly scheduled cargo carriers. All aircraft, including DoD aircraft, operating into KMFE must have an assigned slot time and be on an active IFR flight plan. All aircraft must get an arrival slot time and file an IFR flight plan prior to departure. Civilian aircraft in support of hurricane relief efforts must call the FAA recovery desk at 703-925-3011 or 866-654-2005 for an arrival slot time. U.S. military fixed wing aircraft must contact their mission control/coordinating center or AFNORTH RAMCC at DSN 523-5477 or COMM 850-283-5477 for arrival slot time.
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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