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June 20, 2008
AOPA has asked the FAA to suspend plans to establish a slot auction system for access to La Guardia Airport, arguing that Congress has specifically prohibited the imposition of new fees for services. In June 16 comments on the FAA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, AOPA points out that the proposed system would cut general aviation access in half and establish what is essentially a fee for access to the airport. But GA isn’t the cause of delays in New York airspace. Even the airline’s chief lobbyist, who in the past has sounded off about restricting general aviation flights around New York, didn’t blame GA when he had to testify about the issue before the House aviation subcommittee on June 18. Read more on AOPA Online.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
A Minnesota teen will spend 60 days behind bars for stealing a Cessna 150 and flying it for months without training or certification.
Rob Moore was looking at a criminal charge for keeping a golf cart in his rented hangar at Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport, a golf cart he had received permission to use for moving his aircraft.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.