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June 15, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
The Navy has announced three public information meetings as it prepares to draft an environmental impact statement (EIS) for modifying the China Lake Naval Air Station, an airborne weapons and training range located in a busy airspace corridor east of Bakersfield, Calif. The proposal could include changes to existing special use airspace.
AOPA will review the draft EIS to determine the effect on general aviation flight operations of any expansion or modification of the boundaries, altitudes, or times of use of the large China Lake complex.
Full details about the public meetings and the EIS process can be found at the project website.
Pilots are encouraged to submit comments on the aeronautical impact of the proposal through Sept. 8. Please send a copy of your comments to AOPA:
The public meetings are scheduled as follows:
Advocacy and Legislation,
FAA Systems and Airspace,
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.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.