July 29, 2010
By AOPA ePublishing staff
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Torrential rains turned to sunny skies for EAA AirVenture 2010, drying up the soaked ground that once threatened to limit much of the parking available for the anticipated arrival of droves of aircraft. A cavalcade of DC-3s flew in to start the festivities at the world's largest airshow, and exhibits included warbirds, seaplanes, LSA, and large cargo jets of days past. A new Warbird Lane was dedicated for future shows, and Aeroshell Square opened to the public, who gazed upon new aircraft, as well as aircraft of yore. Exciting meet and greets with the greatest airshow performers in the world, an appearance by the Goodyear Blimp, and a salute to veterans wowed spectators throughout the week. Take a look at the show from the eyes of an aviator in AOPA’s online photo gallery.
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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