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A North Carolina legislator was honored for helping to save an airport. AOPA presented Jim Black (D-100th Dist.) with a citation for his work in preventing closure of Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill. The airport is owned by the University of North Carolina, which claims it's a financial drain and wants to build another campus there. Black guided legislation to prevent the closure for two years so ways can be found to keep the facility open...

The TSA has granted waivers allowing test flights of two Wright replicas, including the aircraft that will duplicate the 1903 first flight at Kitty Hawk on Dec. 17. The Wright Experience, which is building the aircraft, found out their test airstrip was just within the Washington ADIZ. Aircraft within the ADIZ must have radios and transponders. The waiver permits test flights as long as ATC is notified by phone before takeoff and on landing...

Sun 'n Fun has announced the award winners from its recent fly-in, which wrapped up April 8. See if your favorite outshone the rest...

The EAA Southwest Regional Fly-in (SWRFI) has landed a new location and will launch May 16-17. The event will be at New Braunfels Airport in Texas, about midway between San Antonio and Austin. Banquet speaker this year is Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke.