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.
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.
There is no shortage of pilots in eastern Washington, but there does seem to be a scarcity of clubs in that part of the country.
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