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FAA proposes to eliminate 'redundant' approaches

For the third year in a row, the FAA is proposing to eliminate hundreds of instrument approaches that it feels are underutilized or redundant. The action would not decommission actual navaids, just eliminate the approaches.

AOPA is conducting a detailed analysis to make sure the move would not eliminate all IFR or ground-based and satellite navigation access to airports, or result in higher instrument minimums. AOPA encourages members to download the list of approaches and send comments to the FAA postmarked by September 15.

"Local knowledge is invaluable. If you rely on a particular approach, tell the FAA that, and how frequently you use it," said Randy Kenagy, AOPA senior director of strategic planning.

Send comments to: National Flight Procedures Office, AJW-32, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Please e-mail a copy of your comments to AOPA.

August 10, 2007

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