The city of Chicago’s claim that Meigs Field was abandoned
and had to be cleaned up is an insulting, revisionist explanation
that warps the truth, says the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association. The claim is contained in a response from the
city’s attorneys to an FAA investigation into whether or not
Chicago improperly used $1.5 million in airport development funds
earmarked for O’Hare International Airport to pay for the
AOPA Chief: "There's More To Aviation Than The Airlines"
When aviation leaders from around the world get together, the
conversation naturally turns to talk of air traffic control,
airport access, regulation, and security. These issues affect every
pilot and every flight everywhere in the world — but too
often aviation officials think only of the airlines.
Debra A. Lemke has been promoted to the position of department
director of governmental affairs for the Lee County Port Authority.
She directs funding strategies, governmental coordination and
grant-related issues for Southwest Florida International Airport
and Page Field General Aviation Airport in Fort Myers.
Last year, ANN had the sorry task of reporting the death of
Texas Air Aces/Aviation Safety Training Boss Don Wylie in a T-34
crash. Yesterday, one of Don's compatriots was lost... in a T-34.
The Beechcraft T-34 went down some time Tuesday morning near
Lake Conroe, some 55 miles North of Houston. One witness reports
seeing a wing separate from the aircraft prior to impact. The main
impact area was located about a quarter mile from the remains of
the separated wing and both occupants, including AST's Richard