The FAA has scheduled meetings to talk to National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) agents about plans to raise their minimum sales threshold, but AOPA is asking the agency to listen to the concerns of all users.
The meetings, set for March 9 and 10 in Las Vegas and March 24 and 25 in Greenbelt, Md., are open to charting agents only. Following a request from AOPA, FAA has invited the association to attend the meetings and submit comments on behalf of GA users when the plan is finalized.
The FAA has said that in order to remain a charting agent after Oct. 1, a business would need to have annual chart sales of $5,000 instead of the current $500. That change, which could make it harder to buy charts and instrument approach plates, could affect all system users and impair safety, AOPA argues.
Detailed information about the meetings is available to charting agents by calling 301/344-6316 or 301/344-6323.