The plan to implement aviation improvements in Alaska offers more to the state than the FAA's ADS-B proposal, AOPA told pilots and industry leaders during a recent visit to the state. “We need the FAA's ADS-B implementation to be more than aircraft surveillance,” said AOPA Executive Vice President of Government Affairs Andy Cebula, who spoke May 3 at the Alaska Airmen's trade show in Anchorage. “Unfortunately, the FAA's plan to implement ADS-B helps ATC track aircraft without doing much of anything for general aviation pilots—all at a high cost to us. That's why AOPA has been pushing back on the FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking.” Read more on AOPA Online.
May 9, 2008