May 23, 2008
Plans to create an area especially for light general aviation aircraft at Van Nuys Airport are moving closer to fruition. The so-called propeller park will include a new GA terminal plus hangars for 335 piston aircraft and tiedowns for another 100. AOPA Vice President of Local Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn and AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Elliott Sanders recently met with the park’s developers to check on progress. “This has been in the works for many years, and we are excited to see it moving forward,” said Dunn. Read more on AOPA Online.
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Advocacy and Legislation
AOPA members are being encouraged to contact their representatives in support of a bill that would require the FAA to go through the rulemaking process.
Since Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act on Dec. 11, the pilot community has been abuzz with the possibilities of the bill that would allow pilots to use a driver’s license as a medical certificate for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
During a hastily organized webinar held Dec. 12, the FAA said it will move forward with implementing its new sleep apnea policy despite overwhelming opposition.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.