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February 16, 2010

Florida Judge Determines City Owes FBO

Court Determines Fernandina Beach Violated Its Lease With McGill Aviation

A 4th judicial circuit judge in Nassau County, Florida has accepted the determination of a mediator that the Fernandina Beach, Florida city government owes McGill Aviation, an FBO at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB), nearly $411,000, and the FBO must be allowed to continue operations at the airport.

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Are Aviation Services In Line For Sales Taxes?

As Service Economy Means Lower Sales Tax Revenue, States Look Elsewhere

It appears that the proposed excise tax in Washington State is not the only juicy target for taxation by states struggling to balance their budgets.

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Helicopter Pilot, Passenger 'Jump' And Survive

Deep Snow Cushioned Fall To The Ground

A French helicopter pilot and his 63-year-old passenger escaped serious injury when they jumped from the aircraft just before it impacted the side of a mountain. Both escaped with minor cuts and bruises.

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Cessna Skymaster Down In New Jersey

Witnesses Said Plane Came Apart

Five people were reportedly killed Monday when a Cessna 337 Skymaster went down at Monmouth Executive Airport (KBLM) in New Jersey. A helicopter pilot who witnessed the accident said the airplane did a high-speed low pass of the runway, then rolled and impacted the ground.

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AOPA President Dubs 2010 the Year of Engagement

New Site And Events Give Support To Aviation Activists

AOPA president Craig Fuller kicked off a new campaign to engage the GA community by naming 2010 the Year of Engagement and unveiling a new website with a variety of tools and information.

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