Airbus Helicopters Inc. Celebrates 10 Years of Lakota at Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Airbus hosted a ceremony with leaders of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) to commemorate the UH-72A Lakota’s 10th anniversary at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. Airbus Helicopters established the Lakota program at the USNTPS in July 2009. Over the past ten years, the UH-72A Lakota fleet there has consistently exceeded operational […]

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AOPA Seeking to Fill the Position of Vice President, Airports and State Advocacy

On behalf of AOPA members, the person in this position will lead and direct the development and execution of Association policies and strategies related to advocacy at state and local levels.  This person will also manage ongoing programs/initiatives, including airport protection, the Airport Support Network, and programs that promote AOPA’s mission to protect members’ freedom […]

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AOPA to Recognize Sean D. Tucker with Hoover Trophy and Rep. Rokita with Hartranft Award

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker and Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) will be honored for their contributions to general aviation at the second annual Bob Hoover Trophy Reception. The event will be held on the evening of March 8 at Ronald Reagan National Airport’s Historic Terminal A Lobby […]

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Is it really about the noise or something else?

Over the next few columns in Skybrief, let’s take a look at community complaints regarding noise generated by the local airport. Is it really about the noise or are there other factors at work? We’ll take a look at airport compatible land use (or what might be more appropriately called incompatible land uses) and what’s […]

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