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Thursday
Jul142011

House Lawmakers Call on DOT to Shelve Plan to Disable BARR

House Lawmakers Call on DOT to Shelve Plan to Disable BARR | NBAA - National Business Aviation Association:

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed a letter sent by 33 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood, expressing “serious concerns” with the government’s proposal to severely curtail the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program.

 To see what NBAA has to say:

http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2011/20110713-058.php

Wednesday
Jul132011

AOPA President Sounds Off at Aero Club

See what AOPA President Fuller said about the Obama Administration’s tendency to attack General Avaition.

Straight and hot from the Wichita Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/2011/07/aopa-president-fuller-sounds-off-at.html

Wednesday
Jul132011

Wing Nuts fly-in a celebration of GA

Check out the fun that was had in at Gould-Peterson Municipal Airport in Tarkio, Mo., for the  Wing Nuts Flying Circus on July 9! AOPA offers the fun-filled facts:

http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/2011/110712wing_nuts_fly-in_a_celebration_of_ga.html

Thursday
Jul072011

FAA Agrees to Extend Deadline for Paperwork to Remain in BARR Program

NBAA and AOPA Seek to Prevent BARR Order From Taking Effect

The following information was released by the National Business Aviation Association

After being notified that general aviation operator groups plan to challenge changes to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday, July 1, 2011, agreed to extend from July 5, 2011 to July 14, 2011 the deadline for owner/operators to submit paperwork to remain in the program “for the convenience of the Court.” For the moment, the implementation date for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) planned changes remains August 2, 2011.

The National Business Aviation Administration (NBAA) has administered the BARR program for a number of years. Members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) have expressed strong support for maintaining the ability to preserve the BARR, which allows individuals and companies to “opt out” of having their aviation movements tracked over the Internet.

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