By Comments Off on MEDICAL REFORM BILL
| Wednesday, November 18, 2015 |
SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES AMENDMENT TO MEDICAL REFORM
FREDERICK, MD – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has passed an amendment offered by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to S. 571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2). The move brings third-class medical reform, for which the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has been advocating for more than a decade, one step closer to reality.
A full committee vote on the amended legislation was temporarily deferred as a result of scheduling conflicts.
“We are pleased that this vital legislation is still moving ahead, and we look forward to a full committee vote soon,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “The legislation has strong bipartisan support from senators who understand that the third-class medical process is long overdue for reform and want to help hundreds of thousands of pilots fly safely without having to make repeated tri...
By Comments Off on CLOSED FOR REPAIR – PATTERSON, LA
| Tuesday, October 20, 2015 |
CLOSED FOR REPAIR
The runway & taxiway will be CLOSED for repair, re-sealing & repainting beginning at 08:00, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd. The contract is for 45 calendar days. The contractor informed all of us at the pre-construction meeting and with me this morning that he expects the job to be completed in 10 to 14 days, barring unusual circumstances. He also informed us that he intends to work weekends, weather permitting.
The runway & taxiway will be closed. All lights, Navaids, & the instrument landing system and the rotating beacon will be shut off & shut down.
The seaway will remain operational & helicopter operations will continue as normal.
When the work is completed & the first coat of paint is applied, the runway & taxiway will be re-opened for a period of at least 15 days. After that period, the runway & taxiway will have to be closed f...
By Comments Off on AOPA SAYS, “MEDICAL REFORM NEAR?”
| Saturday, September 26, 2015 |
MEDICAL REFORM CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE, SAYS AOPA
FREDERICK, MD – As support for the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2) continues to grow, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has taken to the Senate floor to explain key provisions of the measure.
As of Sept. 25, 67 senators and 140 members of the House from both parties had signed on to cosponsor PBR2. Since July, when the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) sent a call to action asking members to contact their elected officials, the number of PBR2 cosponsors has grown by some 60 names.
“We’re pleased to see the number of cosponsors continue to rise,” said Jim Coon, AOPA senior vice president of government affairs. “Tens of thousands of AOPA members have contacted their elected officials and asked them to cosponsor PBR2, and our staff has left no stone unturned when it comes to building support for this legislation. There’s still a lot of work left t...
By Comments Off on HAVE FOOD WILL TRAVEL
| Thursday, September 24, 2015 |
Out of Longmont, CO comes a mobile catering service... to learn more go to their website.
Flight Deck Grill is a mobile cafe home based at the Vance Brand Airport in Longmont, CO. We offer breakfast and lunch in a fun, outdoor, and nontraditional entertaining setting. Our menu items have catchy aviation names which pretty much translates to good old grilled American food. Come try the Top Gun Burrito in the morning and return for the Single Engine Angus Burger or Slurry Bomber Float in the afternoon.
We are open 7:30 - 2:00 Wednesday - Sunday, Aprilish through October, and since we are 'Outdoors & In Plane View', if the skies are clear, we'll be there. Whether by foot, bike, car, plane, hot air balloon or parachute, come by and fuel up while taking in Longmont's best view.
See you soon. And remember your ABCs.... Appetite, Binoculars & Camera!
Dian & Cha...
By Comments Off on Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame 2015
| Tuesday, September 15, 2015 |
AAHS Event Flyer S
We are proud to announce the 2015 Aviation Hall of Fame event for Arkansas. Prices, times, place are included in the download. If you need more information, contact Ralph McCormick at 479-970-1001....
By Comments Off on TSA FAILS HORRIBLY
| Thursday, September 10, 2015 |
TSA Fails Horribly
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) (the very organization created to keep our airports safe) flunked its own security test recently. It was revealed that auditors from The Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General were able to sneak mock explosives, weapons, and other items through TSA security checkpoints 67 out of 70 tries.
Another report released earlier this month disclosed that 73 airport workers with unspecified ties to terrorism were allowed to work in secure areas. Both reports raised questions about the agency’s ability to protect the country’s airports and airlines.
This set off a flurry of governmental activity, which to date has included reassigning Acting TSA Administrator Melvin Carraway to a new post and approving Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to the post.
And while the traveling public reports they are quite content with today’s airport security...
By Comments Off on September Issue Online
| Thursday, September 03, 2015 |
Take a quick peek at our September issue. If you want to SUBSCRIBE to FLY-LOW, click subscribe online. WE'LL FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE......
By Comments Off on YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVE THIS…
| Sunday, August 30, 2015 |
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In the 21st Century this is right here in America....
By Comments Off on BEECH RIVER FLY-IN
| Wednesday, August 26, 2015 |
Load up the plane and head to Darden, TN for a great fly-on...