FAA Safety Briefing May/June 2013 available

The May/June 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on environmental advances in general aviation. Articles explore ways we can "fly green" through new technology and by following environmentally sound practices.

Contract towers will remain open

from AOPA Article:

Takeoff and Landing Hazard Avoidance

"Takeoff and Landing Hazard Avoidance"
Topic: Practical Recommendations to Avoid the Hazards Associated With Takeoff and Landing
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Big Sky Aviation / Millville Municipal Airport
103 Leddon Dr

Millville, NJ 08332

Select Number: EA1749649

DC lawmakers pass legislation to FAA flexibility of funding

Multiple news sources reported on Congress's legislation for FAA cost cutting flexibility:

AOPA praised Congress April 26 for passing legislation that would give the FAA the flexibility to make more measured decisions about spending cuts, including staffing and contract towers.

Up dates - Tower closures postponed - letter from Congress to President Obama oppose user fee

FAA had delayed any tower closures until June 15th.

“This has been a complex process and we need to get this right,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in an April 5 news release. “Safety is our top priority. We will use this additional time to make sure communities and pilots understand the changes at their local airports.”

Aero Taxi has partnered with the WilmFilm Festival to present a Trailer Screening Party to benefit Gift of Life Family House

The Gift of Life Family House opened its doors in July of 2011 to serve patients and caregivers waiting for or undergoing an organ transplant at any of the Philadelphia area’s eight transplant centers. An affiliate of Gift of Life Donor Program, the Family House serves as a ‘home away from home’ for transplant patients and their families.

AOPA offers FREE membership to teens 13-18

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Simply forward this email to a teen so he or she can enjoy all the great benefits of becoming an AOPA AV8R, including:

- Official AOPA AV8RS member card

- Free digital subscription to Flight Training magazine

- Dedicated AOPA AV8R scholarship opportunities

- Free training advice and support from from the Pilot Information Center toll-free helpline

Lawsuit Dismissal Clears Path to Thorough Unleaded Fuel Research

March 29, 2013 - This week's U.S. District Court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the Friends of the Earth (FOE) environmental activist group should clear the way for continued thorough evaluations of unleaded alternatives to 100 low-lead aviation gasoline, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association. Those unleaded alternative fuels are intended to safely and economically meet the needs of the existing fleet of general aviation aircraft to the greatest extent possible.

Craig Fuller talk ANNOUNCEMENT to print and post.

Craig Fuller talk ANNOUNCEMENT to print AND POST.

ILG closure UPDATE ....

Helen Woods, Chief Flight Instructor, Chesapeake Sport Pilot, informs me that ILG IS on the list to close, but next year. The reason is because the airport towers that are closing are FAA contractors, ILG tower is FAA union. Manassas in the linked article is in the same situation.


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