September 29, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
The Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., where the brothers made their first powered flight, is a treasured landmark for general aviation pilots.
With another month or two of moderate Outer Banks weather remaining, there’s still time to visit the newly remodeled memorial.
While visiting the memorial, be sure to drop in at AOPA’s Pilot Facility, which is monitored by AOPA member and National Park Service volunteer Kenneth Pagurek. At the facility, pilots can take advantage of free access to state-of-the-art flight planning and weather briefing computers as well as phone lines for communication with a flight service station briefer or for use in flight plan filing.
The AOPA Pilot Facility at First Flight honors the legacy of the Wright brothers while serving many future generations of visiting pilots.
Pilot Safety and Skills,
Your mission: Fly with eight F-15s to the Philippines, rejoin, refuel with air tankers, engage an unknown number of Red Air fighters, refuel again, and then return home to Okinawa. And fly with radio silence up to the first contact with the Red Air fighters.
SocialFlight users can now publish events via Facebook and Twitter.
The Aviation Safety Reporting System is a voluntary safety reporting program that allows airmen to make anonymous reports to the government about issues encountered in aviation, with anonymity allowing the airman to be candid–even when their actions may have been a violation of the regulations.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.