June 13, 2008
The state of Washington has the right and obligation to keep airports that have received state funding open and operating, AOPA told the head of the Washington State Department of Transportation in response to moves by two communities to close their local airports. In a June 12 letter, AOPA urged the state to enforce provisions of its grant program that require airports receiving state money for improvements to remain open for the useful life of those improvements. Read more on AOPA Online.
Department of Transportation,
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.