Victory! NY Pilots Defeat Minimum Age Proposal | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.25.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.25.18

Sun, Mar 25, 2007

Victory! NY Pilots Defeat Minimum Age Proposal

Students Under 17 May Continue To Fly As PIC

Score one for the little guy... and for a large pilots' organization. After word got out last month regarding a proposed ban on pilots under the age of 17 from flying in New York State, pilots made their ire known to their state representatives. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports they listened.

As ANN reported, AOPA protested the bill -- which would have prevented student pilots from flying solo in the state once they turned 16, as allowed by federal law. The group argued the state was out-of-bounds in attempting to subvert FAA regulations.

During New York Aviation Day on March 13, AOPA learned that Assembly Bill 3424 has been removed from consideration. The bill would have prohibited anyone under the age of 17 from operating an aircraft or applying for a pilot certificate in New York.

"Vocal New York pilots were the key to preventing this requirement," said AOPA Vice President of Regional Affairs Greg Pecoraro. "Legislators specifically told me that they were pulling the bill because they had heard from pilots who opposed it."

Pecoraro and Craig Dotlo, AOPA's Northeast regional representative, also began discussions with legislators aimed at repealing the student pilot background check law. AOPA has sued the state, challenging the constitutionality of that law, as well.

FMI: www.aopa.org, www.nysl.nysed.gov/ils/legislature/legis.html

Advertisement

More News

Michael Goulian Takes World Championship Lead To Chiba's Red Bull Air Race

Seasons Third Stop Set For This Weekend In Japan Hot on the heels of Qualifying win and third-place race result at Cannes, France, this weekend American pilot Michael Goulian will >[...]

Search For MH370 To Be Suspended

Malaysian Government Says It Has No Plans To Continue Beyond May 29 The Malaysian government has announced that it will end its search for the main wreckage of MH370, a Malaysian A>[...]

Airborne 05.23.18: KSMO Legal Woes, B777X Folding Wingtip, #OSH18COOL Campaign

Also: 2nd ERAU Arrow Wing Cracked, Memphis Airport, Orbital ATK Launch, Flexjet Pilot Salaries Last week, representatives from the City of Santa Monica and the FAA sat before a jud>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.22.18: Aurora ACUS, Horsefly Delivers, K2 LEO UAS

Also: Aero-TV: Textron's X5-55, InfraDrone App, NASA's Mars Helicopter, Gremlins on Track This month, Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully del>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC