While Colorado's state legislature is only in session four months a year, legislators return to Denver throughout the year for committee meetings. That's why AOPA Central Regional Representative Bill Hamilton appeared before the Joint Transportation Legislative Review Committee on Oct. 11 at the capitol. Hamilton testified about the importance of general aviation to Colorado where more than 10,970 AOPA members - about 78 percent of the state's pilot population - reside. Hamilton distributed the AOPA Airport Support Network video Local Airports: Access to America, which helps build public appreciation for local airports. "The best time to talk to legislators about issues important to pilots is outside the pressures of the legislative session," said Hamilton. "We also had the opportunity to discuss individual airports in their districts."
October 19, 2007