May 1, 2010
By Julie Summers Walker
Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines sat down recently with Rep. Jerry Costello (D.-Ill.) in the congressman’s offices outside of the U.S. Capitol to discuss Costello’s views on general aviation. A passionate supporter of GA and AOPA, Costello speaks candidly with Haines in this online video.
On assignment in Oklahoma, Associate Editor Jill W. Tallman flew a mission she never thought she’d do—powerline patrol. But she discovers that the humming lines on the ground are more disconcerting than the close flight along the lines in this online video.
Wouldn’t it be fun to take a Remos GX to an out-of-the-way destination that only a small, versatile aircraft like the Remos can get to? When the editors posed that question, who should volunteer for such a mission but Senior Editor Al Marsh? Always willing to take on the tough assignments, Marsh delivers his report on the charming coastal town of Shelter Cove, California, in this online video.
Senior Editor Dave Hirschman flies a turbonormalized Cirrus SR22 with experimental unleaded fuel that could offer an alternative to 100LL in this online video. GAMI cofounder George Braly explains the development of the fuel and the company’s plans for it.
Question: One of my friends is working to raise money for a charity. She wants to offer an airplane ride as a prize to one of the donors and has asked me to be the pilot in command. If am a private pilot, then how many hours of flight time would I need to have logged in order to act as pilot in command on this flight?
The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.
A community bands together to save Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now it's thriving.
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