October 15, 2012
By Benét J. Wilson
80: The number of aircraft that participated in the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit Parade of Planes.
$70,000: A bid on “A Night For Flight” auction item—a lunch and flight with actor/pilot Harrison Ford.
$25: Landing fee at Catalina Island’s Airport In The Sky, which was waived for AOPA members during the AOPA Aviation Summit.
5 percent or more: Predicted increase in aircraft fuel efficiency on planes with Tamarack Aerospace’s “active” winglets.
$12,000: Donation received by the AOPA Foundation from the Lightspeed Foundation during the A Night for Flight charity event.
200 hours: Total time on the 2012 Tougher Than A Tornado Aviat Husky sweepstakes airplane.
325 knots: Cruise speed of Epic Aircraft E1000 kitbuilt turboprop.
$99: Cost of one-year VFR subscription for Bendix/King’s iPad app: MyWingMan electronic flight bag.
400: Number of exhibit booths at AOPA Aviation Summit.
10 hours: How long it took pilot Neil Bradon to do his first solo
PC-12: The dream aircraft of actor/comedian/pilot Dave Coulier
$115,000: Cost of “Signature Edition” Van’s Aircraft light sport RV-12
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is pressing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding.
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