July 28, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Owners of Cook Airfield, Inc., in Derby, Kan., got the go-ahead July 21 to lengthen the airport’s runway by 1,000 feet. The airport owners requested that the county vacate a road south of the airport in order to expand.
During the July 21 hearing by the Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners, 15 residents spoke in favor of the expansion, while 11 spoke against it. Ultimately, the board voted 3 to 2 to approve the runway extension.
This should encourage more aviation service providers to base at the airport and bring more business to the area. AOPA had written to the board, expressing its support for the growing general aviation airport.
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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