March 4, 2002
Just three short days after Mayor Daley's sneak attack on Meigs Field airport, AOPA has developed a comprehensive plan to restore the airport. The 12-point plan combines legal, legislative, and public-relations tactics. The plan is designed not only to return aircraft to Meigs, but to also shield airports everywhere from Daley-like attacks.
"The plan includes both short- and longer term initiatives, so it won't be quick and it won't be easy," said AOPA President Phil Boyer, "but the nation's general aviation pilots want to ensure that Meigs will never happen again."
"We're going to show politicians around the nation that airports are important, and general aviation pilots will defend them," said Boyer.
Department of Transportation,
Advocacy and Legislation,
AOPA and EAA leaders will expand the collaboration begun in recent years, pledging to cooperate on wide-ranging issues from youth programs to member events.
AOPA members are being encouraged to contact their representatives in support of a bill that would require the FAA to go through the rulemaking process.
Flight testing of a factory version of the Quicksilver Sport 2S, the first of two models with factory-built versions planned, is complete.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.