August 30, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
What does the head of the FAA have in mind for your flying future? How has Barack Obama’s presidency affected general aviation—and what would a Mitt Romney presidency mean for pilots?
FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta will share his vision for GA's future in the Friday keynote session at AOPA Aviation Summit, which takes place in Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 11 through 13. AOPA President Craig Fuller, AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines, and Flying magazine Editor in Chief Robert Goyer will debate the pros and cons of the presidential candidates, and other issues facing GA.
With the November election approaching, Fuller will provide insight into the workings of Washington, D.C., and how Capitol Hill and the White House make decisions that affect your flying. Huerta, who took the reins of the FAA in December 2011, will discuss the agency’s priorities for the coming years. Pilots can attend the session at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 in the Convention Center to find out how politics and policy will affect their flying.
Find a full schedule online. Register now for special advance pricing.
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.
At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.
Veteran airshow pilot Charlie Schwenker was flying slower to help wing walker Jane Wicker get into position on the modified Stearman’s bottom wing.
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