May 2, 2008
Attorneys for AOPA have warned Pennsylvania’s East Union Township that a recent ordinance prohibiting the “ascent, descent, ingress, egress, and regress of aircraft in, into, from, and out of” the township could violate state and federal law. The wording of the ordinance could be viewed as restricting airspace—a responsibility reserved for the federal government. In an April 22 letter, AOPA explained that only the FAA can regulate airspace—a point reinforced by Pennsylvania laws limiting the authority of cities and towns to land and water within their boundaries. The letter goes on to ask East Union officials to either repeal the law or clarify that the township “is not prohibiting or limiting the flight of aircraft over East Union.”
May 2, 2008
AOPA VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION REQUIRING FAA TO REVISE THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
AOPA Foundation President Bruce Landsberg has challenged AOPA President Mark Baker to a dogfight. The battle? To see who can bring in the most "Hat in the Ring Society" donors before the end of the year to support aviation safety, promote community airports, and encourage more people to fly.
AOPA WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SIGNATURE ON SMALL PLANE REVITALIZATION ACT
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.