July 2011

Aviation Interest

Charles M. Shultz Airport – Google Sponsoring Green Flight Challenge

Google has thrown its considerable weight behind the Green Flight Challenge, a competition aimed at spurring the development of energy efficient personal aircraft. NASA has already put up $1.65 million in prize money for the the competition and the minimum qualification is a top speed of at least 100 mph and overall energy efficiency of at least the equivalent of 200 passenger miles per gallon.

Aviation Interest

Charles M. Shultz Airport – Google Sponsoring Green Flight Challenge

Google has thrown its considerable weight behind the Green Flight Challenge, a competition aimed at spurring the development of energy efficient personal aircraft. NASA has already put up $1.65 million in prize money for the the competition and the minimum qualification is a top speed of at least 100 mph and overall energy efficiency of at least the equivalent of 200 passenger miles per gallon.

California Airports

March ARB Wants Some Company

The commander of March Air Reserve Base between Riverside and Moreno Valley was clear: The Air Force doesn’t mind sharing its runway with general aviation flights.

Col. Karl McGregor said the military actually wants the civilian air traffic because it could help defray the costs of operating the airport. He spoke Thursday night at a community meeting organized by Riverside Councilman Paul Davis who represents the Orangecrest neighborhood.

California Airports

March ARB Wants Some Company

The commander of March Air Reserve Base between Riverside and Moreno Valley was clear: The Air Force doesn’t mind sharing its runway with general aviation flights.

Col. Karl McGregor said the military actually wants the civilian air traffic because it could help defray the costs of operating the airport. He spoke Thursday night at a community meeting organized by Riverside Councilman Paul Davis who represents the Orangecrest neighborhood.

Aviation Interest

Tell Congress NO User Fees (Taxes) on GA

As we reported to you the other day, as part of discussions between Members of Congress and the Administration on a potential solution to our nation’s deficit challenges, Members are still discussing the possibility of reinvigorating a greatly harmful “user fee” tax on our businesses and groups that depend on general aviation.