May 17, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
A meeting has been scheduled for May 18 with creditors of bankrupt avionics manufacturer Narco Avionics in Philadelphia, Pa.
Philadelphia attorney Arthur P. Liebersohn, the trustee in the bankruptcy case, told AOPA in an email message May 17 that more information would be available following the session with creditors of the 65-year-old Fort Washington, Pa., company.
Some AOPA members whose radios were under repair at Narco when news circulated in April that the company had closed its doors have been trying to learn how to recover their units. Since then, both the Narco website and telephone number have only provided a short message assuring customers that a trustee would be named to liquidate assets, and that their property would be returned.
Narco’s president, Alan Hanks, deferred comment on the proceedings when contacted by AOPA May 16. Hanks said, however, that reports on websites that former employees had set up a new venture to work on company products were inaccurate.
Dan Namowitz is an aviation writer and flight instructor. He has been a pilot since 1985 and an instructor since 1990.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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