November 11, 2009
Apr. 14, 2004 - With weather improving and flight activity increasing across much of the country, now is a good time for pilots, FBO employees, and others who work at local airports to refamiliarize themselves with AOPA's Airport Watch program and pay extra attention to what's going on at the airport.
"It's vital that the general aviation community polices itself to secure our airports and make sure they are safe," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "Watch for unusual or suspicious behavior. Listen for suspicious or inappropriate questions or conversations. And if something doesn't look or sound right, report it."
As part of the Airport Watch program, the Transportation Security Administration has established a nationwide toll-free hotline. It's 1-866/GA-SECURE (1-866/427-3287).
Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.
Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.
Daher-Socata has signed a contract with Airbus Group’s VoltAir subsidiary to design, develop, and certify the electrically powered E-Fan 2.0 aircraft.
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