June 1, 2010
By Julie Summers Walker
“Like a band of gypsies, we head on down the highway”—and skyway. It’s the Fun to Fly Road and Runway Rally and our intrepid editors headed south to Sun ’n Fun in an unofficial race that took the meaning out of the word race. Two small but mighty vehicles—the Remos GX and the smart fortwo—meandered their way down the eastern seaboard, enjoying the sights and experiences only a good-time road trip/cross-country can provide. See some of the adventures, and the grand finale, in this online video.
Keyword: Sweeps Rally
As reported in our story on page 86, airshows are experiencing good times again—and the crowds just love them. Wouldn’t it be great to get a chance to fly with an aerobatic team? Join Technical Editor Mike Collins as he flies along with the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team in this exclusive online video. A gallery of airshow photos by California’s Guy Motil is also available online.
Keywords: Aeroshell flight; airshow photos
Editor at Large Tom Horne airlined it to Brazil but joined the jet set once there as he test-flew Embraer’s Phenom 300. In this online video, Horne takes you with him as he learns the nuances of this new jet.
Keyword: Phenom 300
Actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford shared his love of flying with members of the congressional general aviation caucuses on Capitol Hill. Your own private screening is available in this online video.
Keyword: Ford on Hill
AOPA Director of Publications and Managing Editor for AOPA Pilot and Flight Training, Julie Summers Walker joined AOPA in 1998. She is a student pilot still working toward her solo.
Safety and Education,
Aircraft Power and Fuel
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.
Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.
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