November 11, 2009
Apr. 14, 2004 - With weather improving and flight activity increasing across much of the country, now is a good time for pilots, FBO employees, and others who work at local airports to refamiliarize themselves with AOPA's Airport Watch program and pay extra attention to what's going on at the airport.
"It's vital that the general aviation community polices itself to secure our airports and make sure they are safe," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "Watch for unusual or suspicious behavior. Listen for suspicious or inappropriate questions or conversations. And if something doesn't look or sound right, report it."
As part of the Airport Watch program, the Transportation Security Administration has established a nationwide toll-free hotline. It's 1-866/GA-SECURE (1-866/427-3287).
GA Flight Activity,
Advocacy and Legislation,
Weather and Seasons,
Transportation Security Administration,
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
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.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.