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AOPA concerned trespass law could hurt pilotsAOPA concerned trespass law could hurt pilots

AOPA concerned trespass law could hurt pilots

An updated Michigan law regarding trespassing on airport property is too vague, AOPA says, and could be incorrectly applied to individuals at the airport conducting legitimate aviation-related businesses. So the association is seeking to have it changed. The new law changes the penalty for trespassing on an airport and changes the classification of trespass to a crime. Violations are now a misdemeanor with a fine or imprisonment, or both. "We are opposed to applying the penalties to legitimate aviation users," wrote Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of regional affairs, "and the threat of imprisonment is completely unjustified."

January 26, 2007

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