October 15, 2009
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will talk about the state of general aviation and what pilots can expect in the coming year on Thursday, Nov. 5, at AOPA Aviation Summit. AOPA President Craig Fuller will discuss a range of GA issues with Babbitt and ask the questions you want answered.
Babbitt, who was confirmed as FAA administrator on May 21, has worked closely with GA associations on various issues. In the wake of the fatal midair collision between a fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter over the Hudson River in August, Babbitt formed a working group of all interested parties instead of immediately jumping to create federal regulations for the airspace. The FAA has since come out with a proposed rule that incorporates the aviation industry’s recommendations.
Regarding GA security, Babbitt has said that he plans to meet with the TSA administrator (once a person is confirmed) to discuss pilots’ concerns about the security measures the agency has enacted. President Barack Obama has nominated Erroll G. Southers to head the TSA, but he has yet to be confirmed.
Babbitt’s talk with Fuller will be broadcast online through AOPA Live on Nov. 5 for those who cannot attend AOPA Aviation Summit. Summit takes place Nov. 5 through 7 in Tampa, Fla., and expands on the popular AOPA Expo. Register for Summit today!
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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