July 2015

Aviation Interest

Airplane noise plaintiffs lose one

Judge: Airplane noise plaintiffs owe Mile-Hi Skydiving $48K in attorney’s fees An interesting turn in events in Colorado. To read the article go here. http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_28557490/judge-airplane-noise-plaintiffs-owe-mile-hi-48k

Aviation Regulation

Medical Reform? ALPA Opposes It

ALPA Opposes GA Medical-Reform Effort

 

EAA leadership was fuming at AirVenture on Saturday morning, as they dealt with a last-minute, unexpected letter from the Air Line Pilots Association sent to members of Congress, opposing the Pilots’ Bill of Rights 2 now under consideration — with a vote in the Senate expected as soon as Tuesday. ALPA cited concerns over safety if the bill, which would allow GA pilots to self-certify under most circumstances, were to pass. “This is an out-and-out attack to derail the bill,” EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said at an impromptu news conference at Oshkosh on Saturday morning. “We think it’s unconscionable, and unfair to the GA public.” Pelton and the EAA staffers quickly worked to rally the troops at AirVenture to call their senators on Monday to let them know the bill is important to them.

Aviation Interest

Medical Reform Moving in Congress

There is hope for third-class medical reform and it may become a reality soon. A bipartisan amendment to the Senate highway bill was filed this week by Senators Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), adding language to support third-class medical reform.

The language introduced in the highway bill mirrors suggested medical rules included in the Pilots Bill of Rights 2, which was presented to Congress earlier this year by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma). Support for the bill has been gaining momentum in the House and Senate, AOPA said.