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August 22, 2008
After exhausting options to keep Rialto Municipal/Miro Field open, the FAA is considering the phased release of part of the airport’s land, paving the way for its closure. The FAA was forced to release the land after Congress passed an amendment to the Federal Highway Administration bill known as the “Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act” that demanded the airport’s closure. Read more on AOPA Online.
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
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 thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.