February 10, 2009
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The Senate on Feb. 10 passed its version of an economic stimulus bill. The $838 billion package includes an additional $1.1 billion for airports. This contrasts with the House bill, which would add $3 billion more to Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.
“Investing in aviation infrastructure will put people to work, help local communities, and encourage more economic investment,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller.
The two bills now go to a conference committee to work out the differences. While President Barack Obama wants to sign an economic stimulus bill on President’s Day, some members of Congress predict it won’t be ready until later next week.
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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