July 10, 2004
September 29, 2004
Georgia Department of Transportation Office of Legal Services No. 2 Capitol Square Room 329 Atlanta, GA 30334
RE: Proposed Rule for the Construction or Establishment of Solid Waste Landfills Near Certain Public Airports
To Whom It May Concern:
On behalf of the more than 400,000 members - over 11,200 in Georgia - of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), we are writing to express our strong support for the proposed rule 672-9-025, regarding the construction or establishment of a municipal solid waste landfill within six miles of a public airport. The State of Georgia is to be commended for its desire to protect the state's airports from wildlife and other hazards that may result from a landfill being sited too close to an airport.
AOPA is pleased to see great emphasis placed on public notification. Many times the first our members know of an impending hazard is when it is already under construction and little can be done to mitigate it. By encouraging public participation, particularly that of the airport users, the best possible outcome often can be achieved.
We appreciate your consideration of AOPA's views on this issue. If we can be of any assistance with this or other issues, please contact me directly at 301/695-2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owen M. Sweeney, Jr. Manager Regional Affairs
Cc: Bob Minter, AOPA Southeast Regional Representative
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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