April 30, 2009
By Warren D. Morningstar
Harrison Ford strolled through the open hangar door three hours early and immediately began chatting with the crew busy setting up lights and cameras. “You look so familiar. Haven’t we worked together before?” he asked a cameraman. The cameraman, seemingly stunned that Ford would remember, nodded. Arrive early. Stay late. Don’t quit until it’s perfect. Those seem to be Ford’s requirements of himself—even when he’s volunteering his time and powerful presence to a cause such as the GA Serves America Campaign. AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines spent a day interviewing and flying with the famed actor. In this video, Haines describes how the consummate pilot infused his own passion for flying and everything general aviation into the TV and radio commercials for the GA Services America campaign.
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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