AOPA Airport Support Network
volunteers meet in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, February 12, 2005.
Encroachment is an issue challenging airports across the country - particularly those in heavily populated states like Florida. Two of AOPA's long-term goals are to provide zoning protection for airports and to have states implement real estate disclosures (See " To protect GA, AOPA reviews more than 6,600 proposed state laws."). Regional Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteer meetings across the country this year will touch upon those issues, providing a forum for volunteers to discuss effective ways to fight encroachment at their airports.
At a recent ASN meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, volunteers learned that Palm Beach County officials want to mandate disclosures telling potential homebuyers that an airport is nearby. AOPA Florida Regional Representative Nelson Rhodes hopes other ASNs will promote similar efforts in their counties.
February 18, 2005