MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
April 14, 2006
For the third year in a row, AOPA has successfully opposed Maryland Delegate Darryl Kelley's bill that would establish a task force to study general aviation issues. The bill died this week when the legislature adjourned. AOPA had testified against the bill in March during a hearing before the House Environmental Matters Committee. The task force would have examined environmental problems, including any problems with low-flying aircraft; safety and land-use compatibility questions; security issues; the monitoring of flight schools; and the recording of operations at airports. AOPA has repeatedly argued that federal and local authorities already oversee these issues.
April 14, 2006
Advocacy and Legislation
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Senators are demanding a written response from the Department of Homeland Security about unwarranted stops of general aviation aircraft by DHS and Customs and Border Protection.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.