June 7, 2010
By Jill W. Tallman
Skirting thunderstorms in Chattanooga, Tenn., Michael Combs reached Atlanta last week in the Flight for the Human Spirit. Combs and the Remos GX he is flying to all 50 states stopped at the Good Neighbor Day airshow and open house at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport on June 5.
Poor weather and then high winds kept the airplane in Atlanta until June 7, but Combs has launched for Charlotte, N.C. The Flight for the Human Spirit will make several stops in North Carolina, including historic First Flight Airport in Kill Devil Hills; Dare County Regional in Manteo; and Wilmington International in Wilmington.
A complete itinerary and Twitter and Facebook updates can be found on the Flight for the Human Spirit website. Follow Combs’s progress at AOPA Online.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.
Elbit Systems has upgraded infrared systems that see through darkness and weather for nearly visual landings and takeoffs, as well as taxi operations.
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