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August 26, 2005
AOPA has raised opposition to a proposed development near California's Torrance Municipal Airport that the association said would only open the door for future complaints from citizens about airport noise. In comments to the City of Torrance's draft environmental impact report, AOPA said that the development would create an incompatible land-use situation if the city rezoned it from heavy industrial to multi-family residential. AOPA used the nearby community of New Horizons as an example. "New Horizons sits more than double the distance from the airport than the new proposed community, and yet its residents account for approximately 50 percent of the annual noise complaints about the airport to the city," wrote Bill Dunn, AOPA vice president of airports. "Why create a haven for more complaints with this new project?"
August 26, 2005
Advocacy and Legislation
AOPA VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION REQUIRING FAA TO REVISE THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
AOPA is looking to the Michigan Senate for “refinement” of proposals amended unfavorably in last-minute House action.
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.