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.
AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.
Mavericks aerobatic team members are a highly seasoned group of pilots who prove age is no obstacle to flying with the utmost precision. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, legislation that would expand medical reform to include IFR. Also this week, join us for an AOPA-hosted event that teaches kids about aviation and animal rescue.
The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.
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