February 10, 2009
AOPA ePublishing staff
The Senate on Feb. 10 passed its version of an economic stimulus bill. The $838 billion package includes an additional $1.1 billion for airports. This contrasts with the House bill, which would add $3 billion more to Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.
“Investing in aviation infrastructure will put people to work, help local communities, and encourage more economic investment,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller.
The two bills now go to a conference committee to work out the differences. While President Barack Obama wants to sign an economic stimulus bill on President’s Day, some members of Congress predict it won’t be ready until later next week.
FAA Financial and Regulatory
The board of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will wait 120 days before making a final decision to close Braden Airport, citing community concerns.
Sometimes in politics, the good news is that bad news won’t happen. Thanks to AOPA, antique aircraft collectors and aviation employers in Louisiana dodged legislative bullets that would have raised the costs of aircraft ownership or of doing business.
Question: Is there a visual aid to help me understand notams that change the configuration of an airport during construction?