When is an airport lease not a lease?

By Bill Dunn We’ll get to that question in a few moments. But first, let’s have a brief discussion about leases. When it comes to leases for uses of airport properties, they come in a wide variety of formats and page lengths. I’ve seen leases that are just a few pages in length and others […]

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Collins Returns to AOPA as Safety Programs Manager

AOPA announced that John Collins has re-joined AOPA in the role of Manager of Aviation Safety Programs, in their Fredrick, Maryland office. In this role, Collins will oversee the Air Safety Institute’s In-Person Flight Instructor Refresher Courses, Online eFIRC, and In-Person Safety Seminars. Additionally, he will represent ASI at industry and government meetings. Collins has […]

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NEW IFR COURSE RELEASED FROM AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new course designed to provide pilots with tested and proven techniques for flying more safely under instrument flight rules (IFR). The procedures discussed are used by seasoned pilots, instructors, and air traffic controllers in the real world. ASI recommends all instrument-rated […]

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEDICAL CENTER INSTALLS BELFORT AWOS

Belfort Instrument Company has announced the installation of their AWOS at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (8OH9), Cincinnati, Ohio. Metro Aviation, Inc. is the aviation services provider for the medical center. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) provides pilots with FAA certified Altimeter Setting, visibility measurements as well as advisory wind and temperature […]

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AOPA RESPONDS TO FEDERAL WATCHDOG REPORT CRITICIZING FAA ON ADS-B IMPLEMENTATION

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General is critical of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) progress on ADS-B implementation, pointing out delays, cost overruns and inadequate benefits. These and other problems, including inaccurate data that has led to enforcement actions against pilots, mean the FAA may not be able to fully justify the […]

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AOPA MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

In 1939, five pilots – all unabashed aviation enthusiasts – gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a fledgling group that was destined to become the world’s largest aviation member association. Then, as now, AOPA’s primary mission was to protect the […]

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