SAM GRAVES, CO-CHAIR OF THE GENERAL AVIATION
Congressman Sam Graves, who is a pilot, took
over as co-chair of the House GA caucus late last year. At AOPA Summit
last week in Hartford, Conn., he spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady
about some of the issues on this year's congressional agenda that are of
interest to pilots -- such as Lightsquared, avgas, FAA funding, and user
fees -- and shared his thoughts about how they will all turn out.
Click here to listen. (5.0 MB,
LAND OF GA OPPORTUNITY?
We've been hearing a lot about how
China will be the next big thing in general aviation but it's still in
its infancy. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Yinjie
Zhang of AOPA China about the realities and the possibilities at
AOPA Summit in Hartford.
Click here to listen. (7.9 MB,
AIR MUSEUM FIGHTS FOR ITS LIFE
Toronto's Canadian Air and
Space Museum got an eviction notice from an arm of the Canadian federal
government last week and has abruptly closed, calling into question the
future of a priceless collection of artifacts and archives, not to
mention the building itself, the original de Havilland Canada factory
and birthplace of such iconic aircraft as the Beaver, Otter and Twin
Otter. The Crown corporation that runs the site has made a deal with a
private developer to put up four hockey rinks on the site.
AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Ian McDougall, the volunteer
chairman of the museum (who also loves hockey) about the fight that is
about to ensue.
Click here to listen. (8.8 MB,