June 1, 2007
Florida's legislature has passed House Bill 985, and the next stop is Gov. Charlie Crist's desk. Now it's time to do your part and encourage him to sign this important bill for publicly owned, public-use Florida airports. AOPA President Phil Boyer wrote the governor this week to urge him to sign the bill. The legislation will help local governments access federal Airport Improvement Program funds with fewer local dollars. The bill also gives the Florida Department of Transportation the ability to grant State Infrastructure Bank loans to an airport for immediate repair of infrastructure damage due to an emergency like a tornado or hurricane, while awaiting money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. By contacting the governor's office, you can help Florida improve its air transportation system.
June 1, 2007
Department of Transportation,
Safety and Education
The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.
The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.
The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”
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