July 26, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
The FAA, responding to several airspace incidents, including two near mid-air collisions over Midland International Airport in Texas, has set an Aug. 2 safety meeting to open a dialogue between controllers and pilots to discuss modified ATC operating procedures and address safety concerns.
AOPA will participate in the meetings and is requesting that members share their views with the association about the new procedures in effect in Midland.
The meeting, which will give pilots and controllers a chance to discuss safety, is scheduled for Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Midland International Airport terminal’s media room on the third floor.
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
Roscoe Morton, long the lead voice of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s summer celebrations, honored as the “essence of EAA,” has died.
The GACE Flying Club, which grew from a club for Grumman employees, prides itself on offering members low-cost, safe flying and social events.