Archives: Government/Legislation

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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LATEST ATC SPINOFF PROPOSAL MEETS CONTINUED AND HEAVY OPPOSITION

EAA joins other leading GA organizations in criticizing proposal EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin – (June 21, 2018) – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government … Continue reading

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MAC Turns 75 In 2018

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) marks its 75th anniversary in 2018, but the idea of creating a single government entity to own and operate Twin Cities’ airports only came about with some diplomacy … Continue reading

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AOPA ISSUES IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION OPPOSING LAST-MINUTE ATC GRAB

FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued a call to action today to members and pilots asking them to contact their member of Congress to defeat a last-minute air traffic control grab. In an eleventh-hour backroom deal … Continue reading

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North Dakota Governor Declares March ‘Aviation Month’

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum for declaring March 2018 “Aviation Month.” In North Dakota, general aviation airports support more than $121 million in total economic … Continue reading

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ATC Privatization Proposal Is Dead!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WASHINGTON, DC – No sooner than pilots and other concerned individuals contacted their U.S. Congressmen to oppose H.R. 2997, which was intended to reintroduce privatizing the air traffic control … Continue reading

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