“Brent Blue is my hero.” So says Hal Shevers, GA icon, founder of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, and developer of Sandy’s Farm, a new airpark at the Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport (I69) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s talking about Dr. Brent Blue, founder of ThroughTheFence.org and the man many credit with getting the FAA’s residential through the fence…

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Public comments are interesting…or can be. Following are but three comments made at the Sept. 22 hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on an FAA proposal to prohibit any new residential through the fence (TTF) agreements at publicly-funded airports that are part of the National System of Airports and therefore eligible for Airport Improvement Program grants, also known as NPIAS airports.

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Bill introduced to correct FAA’s TTF policy

The “Community Airport Access and Protection Act of 2010” was introduced March 11 to Congress by the Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) to correct the FAA’s recent policy to prohibit “through the fence” access at any airport receiving Airport Improvement Grant funds. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has introduced a similar bill on the Senate side.

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