Proposed hotel too tall for site near Maryland airport
AOPA has urged College Park, Maryland, to make approval of a hotel construction project near the city airport conditional on reducing the building's height.
Pilot participation sought for North Dakota surveys
The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission is seeking the participation of pilots and businesses that rely on general aviation in two separate online surveys.
AOPA Foundation needs your help this #GivingTuesday
The AOPA Foundation is taking part in #GivingTuesday this holiday season.
Bell Sky Pilots mark a milestone
For a flying club in Reedley, California, right-sizing has been the answer for 50 years of affordable flying fun.
Inspired to serve others
Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.
Corporate Jet Skids Off Runway in Texas
A corporate jet skidded off a wet runway and into a creek at Sugar Land Regional Airport in Texas Friday, Houston-area media reported. Two pilots on board were uninjured, and the Embraer Phenom ended up tail-first in Oyster Creek. After touchdown, the pilot tried to make a U-turn to avoid going off the end of the runway, said Patricia Pollicoff, a spokeswoman for the city of Sugar Land, which owns the airport.
Audio of Rescue Calls During Andreini Airshow Crash Released
Audio of firefighter personnel and accompanying photos show a four-minute response time to airshow performer Eddie Andreini's fatal crash at Travis Air Force Base in May, according to material released by a lawyer for the pilot's family. Mike Danko also alleged in an online statement Monday that Air Force officials were "confused" over where fire and rescue trucks could be stationed at the California base.
After a VFR departure from a satellite airport, I called TYS approach. ... Me: "Knoxville, Cheyenne 1234 is off Morristown for a clearance to Nashville." ... Approach: "Squawk 2345." ... Me: "O.K., squawking 2345." ... [A bit of a pause.] ... Approach: "Cheyenne 1234, squawk Oscar November." ... I fixed the problem right away. -- Billy Chandler
Continental Motors Acquires Southern Avionics
Continental Motors Group Ltd. has expanded its Alabama-based maintenance and service operations into avionics and aircraft interiors. Continental, a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corp. of Beijing, China, announced on Monday it has completed acquisition of Southern Avionics and Communications of Mobile.
UAS Operators See FAA Rule Backlash
A story in Monday's Wall Street Journal says the FAA's proposed rulemaking on commercial use of unmanned aerial systems will face so much backlash that it could take years to enact. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal says the big sticking point will be the requirement for a private pilot certificate for commercial UAS pilots.