June 2, 2006
An FAA proposal to improve the efficiency and safety of aircraft operations in the New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Philadelphia metropolitan areas would involve redesigning ATC procedures in a 31,000-square-mile swath of airspace that touches five states. AOPA is working to ensure that you will continue to have access to the airspace and GA airports. The FAA needs member input on how a redesign would affect your flying and has extended its comment deadline to July 1. Comments can be filed via e-mail or sent to Steve Kelley, FAA-Airspace Redesign, c/o Michael Merrill, 12005 Sunrise Valley Road, Reston, VA 20191. You also can provide feedback on the issue to AOPA via e-mail or by calling the Pilot Information Center at 800/USA-AOPA.
June 2, 2006
FAA Systems and Airspace,
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.