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Reauthorization Should Bolster Successful Programs, Close
In a letter to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Transportation
Security, Capt. Lee Moak, president of ALPA, reiterated
pilots’ call for a threat-based approach to security
screening that focuses on intent rather than on objects.
Concerns Raised About Navigation For Recreational Boating
File this one under "it's not just us." BoatUS, a lobbying
organization for the recreational marine industry, has joined the
growing chorus against plans by LightSquared to establish wireless
broadband data services on frequencies that testing shows will
interfere with GPS operation.
Sheriff May Have Improperly Refunded Aircraft Taxes Paid Under
Wouldn't it be great if, when you had a dispute with your county
tax assessor over the ad valorem tax levied against your aircraft,
you could just work things out informally with the sheriff
one-on-one, agree that settling for half the amount was fair, and
consider it done?
Helos Tasked With VIP Transport, Utility, Medevac Missions For
Canadian helicopter service provider Capitale Helicoptere has
signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters. These
aircraft will be used to perform charter, VIP transport, utility
and medevac operations.
Refused To Allow TSOs To Administer A Pat-Down Search Of Her
A woman from Clarksville, TN was arrested and charged with
disorderly conduct Saturday after she refused to allow her daughter
to be patted down at a security checkpoint at Nashville
International Airport (KBNA).
You have to give FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt credit for guts... as he stood in front of well over a hundred of the finest aviation educators and instructors in the nation and took questions... no holds barred. It was fun, gutsy and tremendously educational... and pretty darned frank, too. The questions followed his address entitled, “Meeting the Training Challenges of the Second Century of Flight” on the second day of the two-day SAFE Symposium.
You have to give FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt credit for
guts... as he stood in front of well over a hundred of the finest
aviation educators and instructors in the nation and took
questions... no holds barred. It was fun, gutsy and tremendously
educational... and pretty darned frank, too. The questions followed
his address entitled, “Meeting the Training Challenges of the
Second Century of Flight” on the second day of the two-day
Thirty-Three Members Of Congress Call On LaHood To Continue
The NBAA welcomed a letter sent by 33 lawmakers in the U.S.
House of Representatives to Department of Transportation (DOT)
Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday, expressing "serious concerns"
with the government's proposal to severely curtail the Block
Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program.
Vandenberg AFB Will Be The Home Of "The World's Most Powerful
SpaceX CEO and chief rocket designer Elon Musk was joined by
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, 30th Space Wing Commander Colonel
Richard W. Boltz and Lompoc Mayor John Linn to break ground
Wednesday on a new launch site for the Falcon Heavy–Space
Launch Complex 4 East.
“Airline pilots are already thoroughly screened as
a condition of their employment. We are particularly pleased with
the administration’s support of alternative screening for
pilots.” Source: ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak.