Lexington (KY) Blue Grass Airport air traffic controllers say
the Federal Aviation Administration should not have issued a waiver
allowing the Bluegrass Rocketry Society to conduct rocket launches
Saturday into LEX airspace.
NORAD is a bi-national United States and Canadian organization
charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace
control for North America, including the monitoring of man-made
objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of
attack against North America by aircraft, missiles, or space
Located in a Maryland suburb outside of Washington, DC, the GSFC is
home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists
and engineers dedicated to learning and sharing their knowledge of
the Earth, solar system, and Universe.
"As disappointing as this one vote is, I still consider
it a win for the long term. In Washington, it's not always about
the result but about how you play the game, and in this case pilots
disrupted the airlines' attempt to smoothly have user fees
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, reassuring
members following the narrow defeat before the Senate Commerce
Committee of an amendment that would have stripped a $25-per-flight
charge for turbine aircraft from the FAA Reauthorization Bill.