August 2, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Two new restricted areas near Fort Chaffee in Greenwood, Ark., will go into effect Nov. 18. The FAA issued a final rule creating restricted areas R-2402B and R-2402C in the Razorback Range Airspace Complex.
Based on AOPA’s review, the restricted areas pose a minimal impact on general aviation. Because of their small size and location, they do not interfere with any instrument approaches, Victor airways, or T-routes. The base of R-2402B starts at 10,000 feet msl, and the floor of R2402C begins at 13,000 feet. Both would extend up to 22,000 feet msl. The FAA also is renaming R-2402 to R-2402A.
“To further mitigate any impact to GA, the Air National Guard has agreed that whenever able, they will release that airspace not being used for training back to the National Airspace System,” said Tom Kramer, AOPA manager of air traffic services.
The restricted areas were created to permit more realistic aircrew training in modern tactics.
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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