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.
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.
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.
Few states match Massachusetts when it comes to supporting airports, and the enthusiasm continues to be nurtured by AOPA and many others.
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