While the Waterloo Air Show at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) in Canada is slated for June 2 and 3, activities surrounding the airshow have already begun.
In my experience, airports fall into two categories. There are those that are all business, a sterile environment where pilots and passengers pass through for a time, leaving none of themselves or their experiences behind. These are efficient patches of asphalt that are necessary in modern times, and it is not the function or responsibility of these facilities to inspire.
Then there are the other places, those half-forgotten patches of grass or concrete where a middle-aged housewife with gray hair or a gangly teenaged boy whose arms have not quite come to terms with his legs are encouraged to follow a desire to become one with the sky.
A group of more than 20 aviation organizations and individuals recently established the Aviation Educator Hall of Fame (AEHOF).
The new Pilot Protection Services (PPS) program from AOPA, is designed to help members avoid problems that can threaten their pilot and medical certificates while also providing professional insights and assistance when they have a problem.
The core benefits are: year-round tips and advice from nationally-known medical and legal experts, the AOPA Legal Services Plan, and the most valuable elements of the former AOPA Medical Services Program.