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Like the title says, there's a 1973 C172 with a beacon that has been deactivated by the mechanic (it was causing issues in the electrical system). The mechanic states that since the aircraft was built before March 11, 1996 its not required to be functional and that the aircraft can be flown in this condition (during the day) indefinitely (not just to relocate so it can be fixed). 

I have my own opinion on this, but wanted to see what others thought as well. 

My flying club has an experimental aircraft and it's registered in an LLC.  Who is listed as the owner when applying for a LODA to train in the aircraft?  Is it the LLC or does every member of the Flying Club need to get their own LODA for the aircraft?

Ruprecht At AOPA posted new forum topic
Jul '21

With a Wilmington, DE POTUS TFR showing up quite regularly on weekends in the Mid-Atlantic, here is a diagram with a good visual review of how to operate into/out of/through a POTUS TFR.

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Ruprecht At AOPA posted new forum topic
Jun '21

With a Wilmington, DE POTUS TFR showing up quite regularly on weekends in the Mid-Atlantic, here is a diagram with a good visual review of how to operate into/out of/through a POTUS TFR.

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A 3.5 hr notice before a weekend POTUS TFR at his residence.  Over the last several administrations, these types of weekend POTUS TFR notifications were usually published 48-72 hours in advance.
Ruprecht At AOPA posted new forum topic
Mar '21
A 3.5 hr notice before a weekend POTUS TFR at his residence.  Over the last several administrations, these types of weekend POTUS TFR notifications were usually published 48-72 hours in advance.
Does the mask mandate apply when, by definition, you are completely alone, i.e. if you are in your own, one-aircraft hangar or tie-down area, preflighting or postflighting your own aircraft as the sole occupant, where by definition, there is nobody else there, nor will be there?  If so, AOPA should seek an exemption for that, because requiring a mask when you are completely alone by definition makes no sense.  Furthermore, preflighting with a mask is difficult, and ...
Currently there is a shelter-in-place policy active in CA. The official rules indicate that travel is only allowed for essential services.
Outdoor activity (walking, hiking, running) is allowed as long as social distance is observed.
Solo flying either for fun or practice does not seem to be 'essential', and is also not a direct 'outdoor activity', however, is needed to maintain proficiency, keep currency, and as long as it is solo, still observes social distance.
It ...