Sat, May 15, 2010
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"A test with such far-reaching impacts requires adequate
public education and outreach. Yet, the FAA did not make
presentations to the Santa Monica Airport Commission or to
communities living in the vicinity of the airport before the test
was initiated. Furthermore, despite a request from the City of
Santa Monica, no public outreach program was conducted once the
test commenced. The lack of public outreach as these decision are
made is unacceptable."
Source: Conressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), in a
letter to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, concerning an
experimental GA IFR departure procedure at Santa Monica
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