Archives: Government/Legislation

NASAO Looks Ahead On EAS Funding In Next Spending Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 McLEAN, VA. – Congress passed a one-week stopgap-spending bill, April 28, 2017, that funds the government at current levels. At press time, Congress was expected to pass an omnibus-spending bill in May that … Continue reading

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GAMA Praises U.S. Congress For Protecting & Funding Aviation Priorities

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praises the U.S. Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus, providing key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative … Continue reading

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National Trade Groups Say White House’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Budget Bad News For Small & Mid-Size Towns

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 201 Issue WASHINGTON, DC – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen strongly opposes the Trump Administration’s budget released March 16, 2017, which appears to endorse privatizing the nation’s Air Traffic … Continue reading

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Representatives From Minnesota’s Top Three Professional Aviation Organizations Meet With Minnesota Congressional Delegates

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Greg Reigel, along with Joe Hedrick from the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) and Gordon Hoff, Executive Director of the Minnesota … Continue reading

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FAA Releases Final Rule & Effective Date For Third Class Medical Reform

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) have reacted favorably to the FAA release of its final rule for “Third Class Medical Reform, which the … Continue reading

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Are you ready?

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Starting January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details. Quite simply, Automatic … Continue reading

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AOPA, NBAA SEEK TO INTERVENE IN SANTA MONICA COURT CASE

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have jointly filed a motion to intervene in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the continuing operation … Continue reading

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Illinois Congressman Hosts Roundtable On GA

PEORIA, ILL. – Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood hosted a General Aviation Roundtable, August 23, 2016, at Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport in Peoria, Illinois, to bring together general aviation stakeholders and pilots to discuss the transportation issues facing small airports, rural … Continue reading

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President Signs FAA Extension & Third Class Medical Reform Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President signing into law an FAA Authorization extension, including Third Class Medical Reform, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President & CEO Mark Baker told members, “We did … Continue reading

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AOPA & EAA Statement On Third Class Medical Reform & The Proposed FAA Extension

Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) released the following statements after the announcement that Congress will include Third Class Medical Reform in proposed FAA extension legislation. … Continue reading

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