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May 12, 2006
The FAA is seeking comments on the possible decommissioning of three VORs in Florida. "It is extremely rare that the FAA would propose simultaneously decommissioning so many VORs in such a small area; AOPA questions whether the FAA has considered the impact this will have," said Randy Kenagy, AOPA senior director of advanced technology. "How can the FAA require pilots using IFR-approved GPS to have a backup VOR if there are no VORs for them to use?" The Cypress VOR is the only source for ground-based instrument approaches into Naples Municipal. The Fort Lauderdale VOR/DME and Palm Beach Vortac both have multiple airways attached to them; pilots flying to and from the Bahamas use both to navigate to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International or Palm Beach International to clear U.S. Customs. AOPA encourages members to provide comments on Cypress before May 22, and Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach before May 24.
May 12, 2006
FAA Systems and Airspace,
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 WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SIGNATURE ON SMALL PLANE REVITALIZATION ACT
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.