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April 15, 2004
Apr. 15, 2004 - With less than two months left in the 2004 legislative session, AOPA is turning up the heat in South Carolina to unclog legislation from committee that would increase funds for the state's airports.
Working in concert with South Carolina pilots and aviation trade groups, AOPA wrote Senate leaders once again this week to push House Bill 4537 through the Senate. The bill, which among other things dedicates more money for the aviation fund, overwhelmingly passed the House but has been stalled in the Senate since February because of political opposition to a provision that transfers the aeronautics division from Commerce to Transportation.
AOPA VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION REQUIRING FAA TO REVISE THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg has challenged AOPA President Mark Baker to a dogfight. The battle? To see who can bring in the most "Hat in the Ring Society" donors before the end of the year to support aviation safety, promote community airports, and encourage more people to fly.
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.