In past years, our mailing address has been linked to the home location of the person who oversees our membership administration. Since we are an organization of volunteers, we have had to change this address in the past as people moved, changed positions, etc.
The good news is that we have recently secured a Sacramento-based address that we intend to use as our permanent mailing address. The new address is:
California Pilots Association
1414 K Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
The bad news is that the US Postal Service did not properly process the change of address form that we submitted to forward mail received at our prior Long Beach, CA address to our new address. We were only made aware of this recently and are in the process of correcting the problem. If you sent mail to our Long Beach, CA address after April 15, then it is possible that your mail was not forwarded properly and may have been returned to you. If this is the case, then we ask that you resend your mail to our new address.
We sincerely apologize for any problems or confusion resulting from the mail forwarding problem.
As always, we are very grateful for your support of CalPilots.
EAA says it's pressuring the Transportation Security Administration to lift the "shroud of mystery" on its implementation of new security requirements for GA pilots at commercial airports after an attempt at clarity misfired last week. On Wednesday, EAA published a list of 454 airports supplied by the TSA that have commercial service and would theoretically be subject to directive #1542-04-08G (SD-8G).
However, representatives of some of the airports on that list were surprised (and annoyed) to see themselves on the list. EAA says some airports have been able to avoid implementation of the rule, because they've created their own security plan that meets TSA requirements. That's created inconsistent regulation and added to the frustration over the security plan, which EAA says the TSA is reluctant to provide details about.
"Getting specific information from TSA has been difficult on this matter, as implementation of the security directive is up to the individual airport," EAA said in a notice on its Web site Friday after AVweb let them know about the concerns of several airport managers. "EAA's concerns about the directive include an eventual patchwork of local rules, passes and security measures that would add burdens and costs to pilots, as well as additional requirements that would restrict GA activity at those airports." For now, EAA suggests pilots planning to fly to unfamiliar airports call ahead and find out about any special security requirements. In the meantime, EAA says it will be trying to get more clarity from the TSA on this directive.
Editor's Note: What is becoming very clear is that the TSA is clueless and ineffective when it comes to GA.