April 6, 2012
By Jill W. Tallman
Sugar Valley Airport in Mocksville, N.C., will dedicate a friendship fire circle at its spring fly-in/drive-in on April 21.
One of the first of dozens of fire circles to be created at small airports around the nation, Sugar Valley’s is intended to become a focal point for fellowship and recreational activities for visitors and residents. It was developed in partnership with the Honda Flying Club of Greensboro.
The airport has planned a full slate of activities, including a skydiving event, spot landing and “Bomb the Bismarck” contests, helicopter flights, Young Eagles flights, hay rides, and musical presentations. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m.; the dedication of the fire circle will be held at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the fly-in or to purchase a brick for the fire circle, see the website.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.
AOPA is exiting the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, and the association’s existing products will transition to Seattle Avionics.
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