March 19, 2004
AOPA has called on the Ohio General Assembly leadership to fix the inequitable aircraft registration fee system. Last year, AOPA lobbied fiercely against a provision included in the Ohio state budget that set the aircraft registration fee at a flat $100 for every airplane, regardless of size. Previously, the fee had been based on seats with a four-place aircraft paying $12 per year. The result was an 800-percent increase for small aircraft and a decrease for large jets. Recently, both the House and the Senate passed a bill without amendments to reduce the aircraft registration fee. AOPA will continue to fight this discriminatory arrangement.
AOPA is asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders.
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.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.