July 15, 2005
The FAA announced Wednesday that the origination point of Victor 537 will be changed from the Vero Beach vortac to the Palm Beach vortac. Previously, pilots flying from Vero Beach to the Palm Beach terminal area had to be cleared through multiple Victor airways. This modification, however, incorporates that route into an extension of V537. This will help "reduce pilot-controller communications, alleviate radio frequency congestion, reduce the potential for pilot readback errors, and enhance the management of aircraft operations in the Vero Beach-Palm Beach area," according to the FAA. "AOPA applauds the FAA for its continued efforts to improve navigation in the National Airspace System," said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services. The change will become effective October 27.
July 15, 2005
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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