MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
March 10, 2002
AOPA was ranked among the most effective organizations on Capitol Hill in a recent issue of Fortune magazine. The publication surveyed members of Congress and congressional staffers, senior White House aides, and professional lobbyists and asked them to rate the political "clout" of various associations and interest groups. AOPA was the only aviation organization to make the list.
"Defending the interests of general aviation before Congress is one of the most important things we do," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "And the reason we do have clout on the Hill is because of our membership. When we talk to senators and congressmen, they know AOPA represents more than 385,000 committed pilots who are important members of their communities and who vote. That's power in Washington."
FAA Financial and Regulatory
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
In an unusual move the NTSB tells the FAA it supports a more conservative approach to addressing problems with thousands of ECi cylinders.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.