April 1, 2005
Volume 5, Issue 13 • April 1, 2005
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ALLOW PILOTS TO USE CELL PHONES IN FLIGHT, AOPA SAYS General aviation pilots should be able to use cell phones in the cockpit while they're airborne. And they should be able to do it now, AOPA has told the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is considering rules to allow cell phones and other wireless devices to be used in the air. "Cell phones and other wireless technologies are invaluable tools for obtaining updated weather and other information in flight," said Randy Kenagy, AOPA senior director of advanced technology. The risk of interference with aircraft avionics for the typical GA flight is very slight, he said. For more, see the complete story on AOPA Online. HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR AOPA MEMBER PROFILE? To make the most of your membership and allow us to serve you better, please visit AOPA Online and update your personal member profile.
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AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.
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