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September 19, 2008
The FAA has announced that it will modify the Chicago Class B airspace because air traffic controllers cannot contain aircraft within the boundaries of the current Class B. This is a problem controllers across the country are experiencing because of an increase in air traffic over the past decade. AOPA participated in ad hoc committee meetings to provide the FAA with recommendations for the new design, but the FAA rejected a recommendation crucial to general aviation. Read more on AOPA Online.
Class B Airspace,
FAA Systems and Airspace,
The Civil Aviation Medical Association is objecting to the FAA's proposed sleep apnea policy, warning that the evidence doesn't justify the approach.
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.