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AOPA to oppose Maryland GA task forceAOPA to oppose Maryland GA task force

AOPA to oppose Maryland GA task force

Maryland Delegate Darryl Kelley is once again sponsoring legislation (House Bill 894) that would establish a task force to study general aviation issues. Like his two previous bills - bills that AOPA successfully opposed - this bill would require an examination of environmental issues, including any problems with low-flying aircraft, safety and land-use compatibility questions, security issues, flight school monitoring, and recording airport operations.

AOPA Manager of State and Local Government Affairs Owen Sweeney and AOPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative Chris Hudson will testify against the bill during a March 7 hearing before the House Environmental Matters Committee.

AOPA will point out that studying land-use, safety, and environmental issues is generally a local issue and that security issues are under the jurisdiction of the FAA and Transportation Security Administration.

February 22, 2006

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