Call to pilots to block latest threat to SMO


The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has asked its members in Southern California to contact U.S. Representatives Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), in an effort to stave off the latest attempt to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO).

Both members of Congress have endorsed a seven-point plan by local airport opponents to close the airport in the near future. Bass and Lieu have scheduled a July 8 meeting with FAA officials to discuss the plan. [Read more…]

Eclipse Special Edition introduced

A computer-generated photo of what the Eclipse SE will look like. Photo courtesy One Aviation

ONE Aviation has introduced the Eclipse Special Edition (SE) twin-engine jet, a factory-renewed Eclipse 500 that has been upgraded and reconfigured to include nearly all new features introduced on the Eclipse 550, including a Dual Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS), Anti-skid Brake System, a newly designed pilot-side Standby Display Unit, PPG glass windshields, new premium interior, and deluxe two-tone paint scheme. [Read more…]