Insurer responds to request for afford airstrip liability coverage

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For many airstrip owners, the provision of liability insurance coverage has been cost prohibitive.  Recently, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF)  took on the project of examining the availability of airstrip liability insurance and found that, as is the case with many aviation-related concerns, there were misunderstandings and unfounded prejudices impacting both the availability and pricing of such policies.

As a result of this work, RAF officials say they have identified a major insurance carrier, with extensive experience in insuring public airports, willing to develop a program offering low cost liability protection for publicly owned and privately owned airstrips both improved and unimproved.

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Katrina Bradshaw Memorial BuildAPlane Center opens at Flabob Airport

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BuildAPlane has joined with the Thomas Wathen Center in Riverside, California, to create a permanent facility that allows kids to build real airplanes.  The Katrina Bradshaw Memorial BuildAPlane Center is outfitted as a complete A&P facility providing tooling and materials to build and restore aircraft.

In the latest project, 16 kids from around Los Angeles have signed up restore an early Stinson 108.

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Volunteers help reopen L88 runway

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Volunteers from Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Shafter in California worked hard this past Saturday to assist the airport owner re-open the runway in New Cuyama, California.

The group of 20 pilots and aviation enthusiasts were brought together by a common theme: Roll up your sleeves and help save an airport.

The airport remains on the Los Angeles Sectional but is listed as “indefinitely closed” in the California AFD.   It is listed as a privately owned, public use airport. [Read more...]