West Virginia adds aviation to recreation use laws

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A bill adding aircraft operations to its definition of non-commercial recreational use has passed in West Virginia. This Recreation Use Statute (RUS) protects landowners from liability for allowing recreation on their lands. The bill, signed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, will take effect May 12.

This makes West Virginia the 25th state in the nation to add aviation to its RUS, according to officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF).

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Just your type

My 310.

By GUY R. MAHER

There was a time when if you wanted to buy one of the many models of airplanes offered by Cessna, Beech, Piper, Mooney, Grumman and more, all it took was a short drive to a near-by airport and a respective dealer.

There you could pick from the many choices of late-model, low-time copies of your favorite. You could also easily find somebody who knew how to fix it, had no problem getting parts, and hire somebody well versed in the type to train you properly.

That was then — 40 years ago. This is now.

It’s not uncommon to have to cross the entire country to grab up that decent legacy four-place basic single. [Read more…]