GA airports into four categories

General Aviation Airports: A National Asset documents an 18-month study of the nearly 3,000 general aviation (GA) airports, heliports, and seaplane bases identified in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). This indepth analysis highlights for the traveling public the pivotal role GA airports play in our society, economy, and the aviation system. The study also aligns the GA airports into four categories---national, regional, local, and basic---based on their existing activity levels.

OCEAN CITY, MD improvements

OCEAN CITY -- Jaime Giandomenico said people have probably been driving past the Ocean City Municipal Airport and wondering just what the 20-foot-tall illuminated "X" is in the middle of its property.

"It's impossible to miss, but that's the way it's supposed to be," said Giandomenico, the airport's manager. The "X" has been erected to deter aircraft from using one of the airport's two runways while a rehabilitation and reconstruction project is completed.

"If you line up with the runway at night, you see it from miles out, so it's a good deterrent," he said.

AOPA Unveils The 2012 Keep ‘em Flying Challenge

The Challenge:

Between April 1 and July 31, 2012, a pilot must,

* Complete an Air Safety Institute online course;
* Fly at least five hours; and
* Fly in an aircraft serving as pilot in command to five airports or destinations that are more than 50 nautical miles from the immediately preceding departure point.

Those in the lighter-than-air and glider aircraft categories are exempt from the last two tasks, but instead must make five flights.

DASi Newsletter Flightplans Spring 2012

Look in you mail for newsletter. Please feel free to share both hard copies and PDF with fellow aviators.

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame seeks Youth Achievement Candidate

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame

Candidates Wanted!

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame

YOUTH AVIATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

White House response to User Fee Petition

Official Office of Management and Budget Response to Take Aviation User Fees off the table
Why We Need Aviation User Fees

By Dana Hyde

Thank you for signing the petition "Take Aviation User Fees Off the Table." We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on WhiteHouse.gov and your concerns about user fees in a challenging economy.

Senator Carper's reply to my letter

Read the letter

Delaware Aviation Support - General meeting April 3rd TUESDAY

Our own James Kohler has arranged a tour of the duPont Hangar for Delaware Aviation Support members. Contact Kimberley at kimbee@terry.cx to be on the list for entry through the gate.

John Carney's response to my email

John Carney responded to my email about his inappropriate response to letter. Unfortunately, he still doesn't get it.

-(sigh)
Kimberley Shropshire

Senators sign letter opposing user fee

Twenty-Eight Senators Sign Letter To President Obama

The NBAA and GAMA on Monday thanked a group of U.S. senators for reminding President Obama that they oppose the $100-per-flight user fee proposed in the president's fiscal year 2013 federal budget. In a recent letter, 28 senators told the president that bipartisan passage of the comprehensive, multi-year FAA reauthorization bill was "in part because it did not assess new user fees on general aviation (GA)." The letter was circulated by Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE), co-chairs of the Senate GA Caucus.

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