May 30, 2008
A plan to raise lease rates by more than 50 percent could affect pilots based at Fairbanks and Anchorage airports this summer. AOPA has asked Alaska state officials to study the economic impact of the increase before moving forward and to reconsider a similar step taken earlier this year at rural airports. Read more on AOPA Online.
Advocacy and Legislation
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Senators are demanding a written response from the Department of Homeland Security about unwarranted stops of general aviation aircraft by DHS and Customs and Border Protection.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.