December 2009

California Airports

TSA a ‘substantial threat’ to GA

Aviation attorney Alan Armstrong warns that TSA ambitions still represent a “substantial threat” to the aviation community.

In his monthly newsletter, “FlightWatch,” Armstrong notes that while some members of the aviation community congratulate themselves and each other based on the belief that threats represented by the TSA to the general aviation community are subsiding, he does not agree with their assessment.

California Airports

TSA a ‘substantial threat’ to GA

Aviation attorney Alan Armstrong warns that TSA ambitions still represent a “substantial threat” to the aviation community.

In his monthly newsletter, “FlightWatch,” Armstrong notes that while some members of the aviation community congratulate themselves and each other based on the belief that threats represented by the TSA to the general aviation community are subsiding, he does not agree with their assessment.

Aviation Regulation

FAA’s New Through the Fence Policy Questioned

EAA and AOPA have weighed in on the FAA’s new policy on through-the-fence agreements and both are asking the agency to back off. The new policy effectively outlaws the deals, in which property owners on land adjacent to an airport are granted access, usually via a gate that leads to a taxiway.