Tuolumne County Aviation News
Spring 2013 Edition
Local & National
WE COMBINE OLD WORLD
CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH NEW WORLD TECHNOLOGIES
Pine Mountain Lake Airport
Other Aviation News
Flying in the Gold Country
Meet Karl Rodefer
Airport Advisory Committee Member.
Summer Edition Coming June 21, 2013
Historic Rural Airports
From Mariposa to
Nevada County Air Park
Karl Rodefer is our new county supervisor for District 5, He will serve with John Gray, on the Tuolumbne County Airports Adverisary Committee replacing retiring supervisor Richard Pland.
March 21, 2013 to June 21, 2013
Time For A Spring Season
The majority of aviation accidents involve human error. Awareness of human factors can be invaluable for the GA pilot in preparing for accident prevention. The following 5 Ps checklist will help guide pilots in effective flight management.
A Different Approach
I don't own an airplane. Are my taxes paying for this airport?
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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) states that most people, who are not pilots just don't understand the value of the small rural airport that sits in their backyard.
AOPA has found people to say that if there is no airline service, what good is the airport to me? The second assumption of the non-flyer is why are my county tax dollars going to support our airports if I don't have an airplane?
Our county airports provide more than just a parking lot of airplanes.
Anti-Airport Groups Need a "Facts Check"
The distinctive Bell 47 helicopter will return to production with a Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine, Scott’s – Bell 47 Inc. announced March 5 at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.
The reliable Bell 47, the first helicopter certified by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, (now FAA) has served and continues to serve in a wide range of roles—from crop spraying to transporting wounded soldiers during the Korean War.
Could the Bell 47 live forever?
In a letter, dated March 3, written on behalf of the Citizens Against Santa Monica Airport Traffic (CASMAT), and Sunset Park Anti-Airport, Inc., (SPAA) also sought the cessation of FAA funds to the airport.
Both groups in my opinion as publisher of TCAN need a facts check. So I had to jump in with my comments since all small general aviation airports seem to have some of the same anti-airport groups.
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