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 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
Department of Transportation,
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
NetJets has added a new safety feature to its long-range fleet: a doctor who is always in.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.