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.
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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