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President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

Phil Boyer has served as president of AOPA since 1991. On September 11, 2001, I would maintain that the Federal Aviation Administration lost control of U.S.

AOPA Action in California

Article | Oct 01, 2002

AOPA Expo in California AOPA Expo 2002 takes place from October 24 through 26 in Palm Springs. Visitors can get a preview of the excitement on Wednesday, October 23, when more than 80 aircraft taxi through the streets of Palm Springs.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

AOPA, Caltrans, RCRC cooperate on GA initiatives AOPA's regional representative for California, John Pfeifer, has been leading efforts to increase cooperation between state groups in developing initiatives to support general aviation. At meetings in December and January, Pfeifer worked with the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) and the California Division of Aeronautics to find ways to support the state's general aviation airports through state and federal assistance programs.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

Each year at AOPA Expo — our association's convention — we hold an insurance seminar and invite representatives of the leading general aviation insurers to respond to our members' questions. I moderate the seminar.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

Dunsmuir closed despite pilot efforts Just when pilots believed that a long-running dispute over obstructions at Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott Airport was about to be resolved, the airport was closed. AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Ken Pool said the December closure came as a surprise because airport advocates believed negotiations to remove dangerously tall trees were progressing in the right direction.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2001

Court says San Jose curfew discriminates against GA AOPA's contention that the nighttime curfew at San Jose International Airport discriminates against general aviation operations has been validated by a federal district court. The court ruled in June that the curfew was unjustly discriminatory to GA aircraft.


Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

Praise for turbonormalizing I thoroughly enjoyed Steven W. Ells' "AOPA Bonanza Sweepstakes: Up, Up, and Away" (May Pilot) about turbonormalizing.

California Action

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2001

Residential subdivision approved despite Chico land use plan An airport land use plan that called for limiting residential development near Chico Municipal Airport was not enough to stop the Butte County Board of Supervisors from giving developers the green light to build 20 large homes about one-third of a mile from the end of Runway 13R. The board of supervisors voted in March to override the 1999 land use plan after attorneys for the developer provided the panel with the specific information it needed to legally override that plan.

Son of a Pioneer

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2001

Steve Pitcairn has preserved his father's airmail and Autogiro heritage Stephen Pitcairn died of cancer on March 29, 2008. He was 83.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

Anyone who has been involved in the buying or selling of a used aircraft has probably wrestled with this nagging legal problem: Who is responsible for defects discovered in the aircraft after it has been sold? There are some standard techniques that we have developed over the years to try to address this problem. They are usually very helpful, and they work most of the time, but, as we will see, imaginative lawyers may attempt to find ways around them.