MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
September 19, 2008
Responding to previous concerns expressed by AOPA and the aviation community over the impact high energy and fuel prices are having on aviation, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has temporarily suspended a lease-rate increase that was implemented across Alaska’s rural airport system in March. The department has drafted proposed regulations that limit rate increases. Public hearings will take place in 11 communities between Oct. 8 and 22. AOPA had encouraged the department to seek public input, and pilots should take advantage of these meetings to evaluate the proposed changes and provide comments. Find out when a meeting will be in your area. Written comments will be accepted through Nov. 4.
Department of Transportation,
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Youths ages 13 through 18 who are members of the AOPA AV8RS program can now apply for scholarships to help them achieve their aviation dreams.
SocialFlight users can now publish events via Facebook and Twitter.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.