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Oklahoma to finalize tower-marking rules

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

AOPA is strongly supporting an emergency rulemaking proceeding that will allow the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to finalize rules for marking meteorological evaluation towers.

Oklahoma governor signs tower marking bill

Advocacy | May 29, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a revised bill that will regulate the appearance of meteorological evaluation towers less than 200 feet tall.

Colorado mandates tower marking

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed on May 17 legislation that will require marking of towers less than 200 feet tall.

Colorado considers tower marking

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

Colorado is poised to join a growing list of states taking action to protect pilots from a hard-to-see hazard: unmarked meteorological towers.

Washington governor signs tower bill

Advocacy | Apr 09, 2014

Meteorological evaluation towers (METs) are proliferating, and hard to spot. Washington has joined a growing list of states protecting pilots.

Oklahoma poised to protect pilots

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2014

Legislation being considered in Oklahoma would require markings on meteorological towers that will make them more visible, and likely save lives.

Nebraska seeks wind-test tower safety upgrade

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA is working to support a bill under consideration in Nebraska’s legislature to strengthen requirements for the anti-collision marking of temporary meteorological evaluation towers.

Colorado House considers bill to mark, light METs

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2014

A bill in Colorado would require meteorological evaluation towers taller than 50 feet agl to be marked and lit.

Washington state legislature mulls tower marking bill

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2014

Washington state’s legislature is considering a bill to require the marking and lighting of towers more than 25 feet agl.

Wind farm could be hazard to VFR flights

Advocacy | Feb 23, 2012

AOPA is urging the FAA to find that 130 wind turbines proposed for Nantucket Sound near Cotuit, Mass., would pose a hazard to the many low-altitude VFR flights between three area airports. The turbines could also disrupt local radar service, AOPA said.