House Lawmakers Call For Federal Intervention On Avgas Claim in CA

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House Lawmakers Call For Federal Intervention On Avgas Claim in CA
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FAA Programs Still in Limbo as Congress Departs

The EAA reports: “While there are no GA user fees in the debt ceiling legislation approved by Congress and signed by President Obama this week, lawmakers departed for their August recess and left FAA in a bind without a continuing resolution to collect revenue and fund parts of the agency.”

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AOPA and GAMA Ask FAA to Halt GPS-Jamming Network

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) strongly urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to recall the conditional waiver granted by the International Bureau on January 26, 2011 to LightSquared Subsidiary Inc. (LightSquared), recall LightSquared’s underlying Ancillary Terrestrial Component and commence a rulemaking to ensure that future proposed service using the Ancillary Terrestrial Component adequately protects Global Positioning System (GPS) and that such use receives concurrence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense.



AOPA Offers First AirVenture Photos

Through a photographer’s lens

These pampered aircraft—all shined up and lined up—at EAA AirVenture could make any pilot weak in the knees. Get a unique glimpse of some of the aircraft on display this year, from a Breezy to a Pitcairn PA-7.


FAA Shut Down Looms

Secretary LaHood Expresses Disappointment with Congress after FAA Extension Goes Unaddressed

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt expressed disappointment today after Congress adjourned for the week without passing a clean FAA reauthorization extension. Because of Congress’ inaction, many states will have to bear a significant economic burden and many airport projects will be halted.

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