October 16, 2012
By Kathy Yodice
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Understanding the basics of FAA enforcement is something every pilot show know. It can make a big difference if you are ever faced with an FAA enforcement action.
Kathy Yodice, Esq., of Yodice Associates, a former FAA attorney and counsel for AOPA's Legal Services Plan, will share her insights from over 20 years of aviation law experience.
Kathy Yodice is an aviation attorney for AOPA’s Pilot Protection Services and Legal Services Plan. She’s assisted AOPA members for more than 13 years and is a former FAA attorney. Kathy owns a Cherokee 180 and has been a pilot since 1994.
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Many in-flight emergencies arrive with fanfare: annunciator lights, engine sputtering, smoke. Hypoxia may insinuate itself into the cockpit quietly, without the pilot even knowing. In its subtlety lies danger.
A promised top-down review of general aviation (GA) enforcement practices by Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Office of Air and Marine shows that the agency has heard GA concerns, but the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will remain vigilant to ensure the rights and freedoms of pilots are respected, the association said Wednesday.
For more than 25 years, the FAA has taken the position that hangars at federally funded airports should be reserved for aeronautical use.
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