From Pilot Town Meeting presentation: proposed changes to Houston's Class B airspace.
AOPA President Phil Boyer today begins a three-day swing to meet with pilots in Texas. He begins tonight with a Pilot Town Meeting in Houston, where one of the main topics of discussion is sure to be the proposed changes to Houston's Class B airspace.
"While the proposed changes in Houston appear minor, they concern AOPA," says Boyer, "because they lower the Class B floor and compress the area in which VFR traffic can operate." AOPA has expressed those concerns in writing to the FAA.
He'll follow tonight's session with a Pilot Town Meeting near Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport Wednesday night, and a third in San Antonio on Thursday.
Due to some internal logistical problems, the FAA has had to push back the dates for public meetings on the Houston's Class B proposed changes.
The locations for the meetings have not changed. The new dates are October 15, 2002, at William P. Hobby; October 16, 2002, at North Harris College, Academic Room 126; and October 22, 2002, at West Houston Airport. All three meetings are still scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Texas has nearly 400 public-use airports and, with more than 26,000 AOPA members, has the third highest number of members in the country, behind only California and Florida.