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AOPA staff addresses aircraft safety during K.C. meetingsAOPA staff addresses aircraft safety during K.C. meetings

AOPA staff addresses aircraft safety during K.C. meetings

By AOPA ePublishing staff

Members of AOPA’s government affairs team spent the day in Kansas City, Mo., May 13 talking to members of the Small Airplane Directorate’s management staff about critical issues affecting general aviation.

Among the topics under discussion was an upcoming advisory circular on aging aircraft. AOPA and the AOPA Air Safety Foundation have been actively involved in educating both pilots and aircraft owners about the realities of an aging general aviation fleet.

“We need pilots and owners to recognize and be alert for special maintenance issues, taking into consideration a number of variables, including usage, maintenance history, and other factors that may arise as aircraft age,” said Rob Hackman, AOPA senior director of regulatory affairs. “But we also need to be sure that we have a good line of communication with regulators to deal with issues when they arise. Older airplanes can and do fly safely every day.”

To learn more about flying older aircraft, take the AOPA Air Safety Foundation’s interactive online course Aging Aircraft.

May 15, 2008

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