Make DASi part of your Aviation Advocacy

++++ Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), co-chairman of the House GA Caucus, called on pilots to make sure they belong to as many organizations as possible to amplify the voice of general aviation and prevent GA from being doomed by user fees. ++++

Atlantic Cape Community College: Aviation Programs Open House

Aviation Programs Open House

6 p.m., Tuesday, July 17
Cafeteria B
Mays Landing Campus
5100 Black Horse Pike
*Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Register Now!

Learn about the expanding aviation-related degree programs at Atlantic Cape:

Philadelphia Flight Standards District Office Town Hall Meeting

"Philadelphia Flight Standards District Office Town Hall Meeting"
Topic: Pilot Interaction Town Hall Meeting
On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM


2 International Plaza
Philadelphia, PA 19113

Select Number: EA1745121

This is a great opportunity to meet with Philadelphia Flight Standards District Office personnel. The topics of discussion will center around the areas of both pilots and FSDO operational concerns.

International Vintage Sailplane Meet 2012 this weekend in Elmira

June 30th - July 7th, 2012

The International Vintage Sailplane Meet 2012 will bring together some of the best examples of historic gliders and sailplanes in the world. Highlighted by the “Zanonia” (the glider illustrated on our poster), the sailplanes will be displayed on the ground and, in many cases, in the air from June 30 to July 7.

For more information, following the National Soaring Museum on Facebook or contact NSM at (607) 734-3128 or

New FAA Safety Briefing Available

Aviation Speaker Series presents MD Astronaut Tom Jones

Jul 9 — Middle River, MD. Martin State Airport (MTN). Aviation Speaker Series presents MD Astronaut. The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's monthly Aviation Speaker Series presents at 7pm retired astronaut and former Middle River resident Tom Jones. This event takes place at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd, located in the LM complex Administration Building across from MTN. Admission is free. A photo ID is required. Contact Debi Wynn, 410-682-6122.

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

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