AOPA member Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) has been named vice chairman of the House aviation subcommittee by Transportation Committee chairman Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska). A licensed pilot for more than 30 years, Hayes brings a wealth of general aviation experience to his new position.
"Local airports play an important role in our local economies. Good transportation infrastructure is critical to good economic development," Hayes said following his appointment.
"Rep. Hayes is one of the strongest supporters we have on Capitol Hill. His firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing the aviation industry, and general aviation in particular, make him the perfect choice for this important position," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.