April 27, 2007
An aircraft insurance bill that AOPA has worked to modify is a step closer to becoming law. Senate File 608 recently passed the Senate 64 to 0 and is expected to pass the House soon. The bill's original minimum liability coverage level of $250,000 per seat has been reduced to $100,000, which is more in line with what most aircraft owners pay for insurance. AOPA members in Minnesota responded to the association's call to action earlier this year and told the legislators to lower the proposed minimum levels. The current legislation also creates a study group, which would include aircraft owner and pilot representation, to research the "absolute" liability issue and report back to the legislature in November. The bill originated from a tragic aircraft accident in which a mother was killed, two young daughters were injured, and an insurer stalled on paying their medical costs.
April 27, 2007
AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.
Pilots from Maine and New England turned out in numbers for the annual Maine Aviation Forum hosted by EAA Chapter 1434.
A bill to move aircraft tax revenues to the state aviation fund needs member support to get through the Washington State House.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.