Pilots taking advantage of a new program allowing
non-instructors to attend AOPA Air Safety Foundation weekend Flight
Instructor Refresher Clinics (FIRCs) are calling them "the greatest
safety seminars on earth."
AOPA President Phil Boyer met with Oregon Senator Ron Wyden
(D-Ore.) to talk about security at general aviation airports. Wyden
has been a staunch advocate for tight airline and air cargo
security, but Boyer pointed out that air carrier-style security is
neither necessary nor workable at GA airports.
Remember your first cross-country solo? Were you sweaty-palmed
and tense? Did you have that out-on-a-limb feeling? Well, if
17-year old Bridgett Green experienced any of that, she didn't show
Bridgett was flying her Cessna 152 (file photo of type, above) from
Clark County Airport (IN) to Huntingburg (IN) and back Wednesday
when she says she ran into a tailwind that knocked her
Issued: 04/08/2004 19:08
Effective: 04/12/2004 20:05 - 04/13/2004 16:45
Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.
Description: HOUSTON, TEXAS, APRIL 12-13, 2004.
FDC 4/2968 ZHU TX.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS HOUSTON, TEXAS,
APRIL 12-13, 2004. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE
OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED
WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREA (S) UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY ATC.
3.0 NMR BLW 3000 FEET AGL OF 293624N/0950932W OR THE HUB110006.8
FROM 0404122005 (1505 LOCAL 04/12/04) UNTIL 0404122025 (1525 LOCAL
04/12/04). 1.5 NMR BLW 1500 FEET AGL OF 294441N/0952726W OR THE
HUB295010.8 FROM 0404122045 (1545 LOCAL 04/12/04)
Issued: 04/08/2004 16:38
Effective: 04/12/2004 21:50 - 04/12/2004 22:55
Facility: ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.
Description: WACO, TEXAS, APRIL 12, 2004
FDC 4/2959 ZFW TX.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WACO, TEXAS, APRIL
12, 2004 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF
FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED
WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREA(S) UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY ATC.
3.0 NMR BLW 3000 FEET AGL OF 313816N/0970427W OR THE ACT089010.0
FROM 0404122150 (1650 LOCAL 04/12/04) UNTIL 0404122255 (1755 LOCAL
Issued: 04/09/2004 23:08
Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice
Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.
Description: CRAWFORDVILLE, FL.
FDC 4/3023 ZJX FL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTION CRAWFORDVILLE, FL.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR
SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
WITHIN A 6 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 301230N/0843345W AND THE
SEMINOLE /SZW/ VORTAC 203 DEGREE RADIAL AT 22.9 NAUTICAL MILES AT
AND BELOW 3000 FEET MSL TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR WILD
FIRE. U.S. FOREST SERVICE, 850-523-8600, IS IN CHARGE OF ON SCENE
RESPONSE ACTIVITIES. GAINESVILLE
Saturday should have been a good day for Jeff Ippoliti. And,
ultimately, we'd have to suggest that it was.
Despite low scud and low visibility, he was very comfortable with
his SR22, an IFR-equipped aircraft that he'd logged nearly 600
hours in, and one he'd come to depend on for an unparalleled degree
of freedom in getting where he wanted to go... swiftly. A founding
member of the highly regarded Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's
Association, Jeff had been flying a Cirrus Design SR22, Serial
Number 80, for several years and simply wouldn't think of owning
anything else. He loved the speed, the looks, and the safety
features and he'd gotten quite comfortable with his personal bird,
N916LJ. with his personal bird, N916LJ.