June 30, 2009
Arizona airports face a crisis as state officials wrangle over new budget cuts. In the last two years, lawmakers made huge raids on the state aviation fund to meet nonaviation needs in the budget. Now the governor proposes to take another 60% for the next fiscal year, leaving NO money for capital improvement, and NO money for pavement maintenance, setting the stage for a decline in safety and usability of runways across the state.
You can help reverse this dangerous neglect— Call Gov. Jan Brewer today at 602/542-4331, or toll-free at 800/253-0883, and tell her to preserve adequate funding for Arizona Airports!
You can reach Governor Brewer at 602/542-4331, or toll-free at 800/253-0883
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association • 421 Aviation Way • Frederick, MD 21701-4798 800/USA-AOPA • www.aopa.org
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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