In an effort to help aircraft owners secure their aircraft from unauthorized use, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) will be providing free throttle locks to pilots who have their aircraft based at its general aviation airports. There are 350 single-engine aircraft based at Opa Locka, Kendall-Tamiami Executive, and Homestead General Aviation airports. AOPA Florida Regional Representative Nelson Rhodes had been promoting the idea to the state as well as airport managers. "This is great news," said Rhodes. "I hope it encourages other airport owners to do the same." For more information on this program, e-mail George Manion, MDAD supervisor of general aviation airports, at [email protected].
September 15, 2006