September 19, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
AOPA Southern Regional Manager Bob Minter will be at the upcoming Southeast Aviation Expo in Greenville, S.C., and is encouraging members in the region to join him. Members can get free admission vouchers for the event, Sept. 27 and 28, at the Greenville Downtown Airport.
Sessions at the event include tax planning for aircraft owners, sparkplug maintenance and troubleshooting, Cirrus pilot education, lessons learned from a Blue Angels pilot, and all you need to know about ADS-B.
Minter will have an AOPA exhibit at the event, which will also feature a keynote address by Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. The Greenville Jet Center will provide free tiedowns and fuel discounts for fly-in attendees.
FAA Systems and Airspace,
Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.