November 5, 2009
Skip Barber’s driver training courses normally run $3,999, but during AOPA Aviation Summit, the price is being slashed by 30 percent—to $2,799.
Customers can use any of Skip Barber Racing School’s 22 racing tracks around the United States. The cars are open-wheel Formula cars using four-cylinder, 135-hp Mazda 2-liter, Type 3 engines. Acceleration? Zero to 60 in five seconds.
Instructor Richard Fernandes is manning the Skip Barber display—complete with race car—at booth 739.
Prolific helicopter manufacturer Robinson saw lower sales in 2014 on weak global demand, but a new engine deal and some aircraft options indicate a strong future.
Declaring this “a time for disruptors,” flamboyant MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton vowed to keep her storied company moving forward into her second decade of ownership.
The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.
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