Archives: Government/Legislation

Bolen Highlights Business Aviation’s Critical COVID-19 Role Before House Lawmakers

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Washington, DC, March 2, 2021 –  In testimony before the Aviation Subcommittee to the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen emphasized that while thousands of … Continue reading

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NASA ASRS Reports – Practical Considerations

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Any situation that could affect safety in the National Airspace System (NAS), other than criminal activities and accidents, may be confidentially reported to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through the … Continue reading

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FAA To Extend Pandemic SFAR Beyond June 30

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The FAA has a rule in the works to extend for a second time airman medical certificates that expired during the coronavirus pandemic and then had their expiration dates extended to June … Continue reading

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Baker To Participate In FAA Virtual GA Town Hall

AOPA President Mark Baker will join FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and industry leaders for a virtual General Aviation Town Hall on June 18 to discuss GA’s recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic along with ways pilots can get … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s New Aviation-Specific Mechanic’s Lien Law

by Russell Klingaman Attorney at Law Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue In May 2014, I gave a presentation to the General Session at the annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference about a legal issue of concern to many of … Continue reading

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Special Rules Established For Flying During Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – May 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2020) – The FAA issued a special federal aviation regulation (SFAR) that provides blanket extensions of medical certificates and airman knowledge tests that would have expired between March 1 … Continue reading

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Illinois To Update Its Aviation Systems Plan & Economic Impact Report

by Clayton Stambaugh, James Bildilli & Zach DeVeau Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue After nearly 25 years, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has embarked on a project to analyze the current Illinois Aviation System Plan (IASP) … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Mechanics Lien Law

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue APPLETON, WIS. – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers made a visit to Appleton International Airport February 21, 2020, to sign a bill that will help the aviation business community. Evers signed Wisconsin Act … Continue reading

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Justice Department Involvement In FAA’s Illegal Charter Case Spotlights Consequences For Aircraft Owners

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and its Illegal Charter Task Force are continuing efforts to increase awareness of the dangers posed by illegal activity, and educate aircraft … Continue reading

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AOPA AND GA COALITION URGE SENATE TO PASS LONG-TERM FAA REAUTHORIZATION

FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and a coalition of 32 other aviation organizations sent an Aug. 15 letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), urging them to pass long-term FAA … Continue reading

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