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.

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CalPilots Editor: Many municipalities, and especially developers, do not want to see Airport Land Use (Development) Plans updated. It tends to interfere with their profits and inappropriate development plans of the land surrounding airports. This commission is basing its decision on the California Division of Aeronautics written guidance –  see at the end of the following article.

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September 20, 2011 – Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a longtime EAA member and pilot, has formally asked the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for a hearing on Senate Bill 1335, known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights Act. The measure was introduced in July and outlined by Sen. Inhofe during EAA AirVenture 2011. It currently has 33 co-sponsors, including 31 who joined his request for a hearing in a letter to the committee.

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