September 19, 2008
Two years after the Cincinnati and Blue Ash mayors brokered a deal to save Cincinnati-Blue Ash Airport in southwestern Ohio, work is progressing to reconfigure the airport and build a park nearby. AOPA Vice President of Local Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn met with officials from both cities to receive an update on the project and ensure that the two-phase project maintains momentum. The city of Cincinnati applied for a $9.4 million Airport Improvement Program grant from the FAA in March and provided the engineering design for the plans. The grant is pending while the city prepares more information to send to the FAA. Read more on AOPA Online.
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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