April 13, 2007
The Department of Transportation has released a final rule for those seeking financial reimbursements related to the airspace shutdown around the nation's capital during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. While it's a step in the right direction, AOPA, in its comments to the original proposal, asked the federal government to compensate airports and businesses for lost revenues because of the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone. Operators at the five following landing facilities are eligible for the 9/11 reimbursements: Washington Executive/Hyde Field, College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and the South Capitol Street Heliport. The application deadline for reimbursements is July 8. Read the document.
April 13, 2007
Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.
An Arizona airport ramp usually packed with business aircraft was transformed to a venue for fun and joy for 135 special-needs children and family members.
Pilots and aircraft owners have volunteered to transport hundreds of sea turtles rescued in Massachusetts to facilities equipped to care for them.
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