Thu, May 03, 2012
Lobbying Members Of Congress To Eliminate Disparities In Crew Rest Rules
Members of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, have been making the rounds among members of Congress on Capitol Hill in support of H.R. 4350, better known as the Safe Skies Act. This legislation is designed to eliminate the air cargo carve-out from federal pilot fatigue regulations.
ALPA reports in its online newsletter that in the past three weeks, pilots have visited more than 100 congressional offices on this issue, and the union says they have successfully enlisted a dozen lawmakers to join Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) and Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) as cosponsors of the bill. Armed with a recently updated fact sheet on H.R. 4350 along with the previous briefing, pilots are telling members of Congress what it says are the real facts about cargo rest rules and refuting what it calls "misinformation" that has been distributed by the cargo industry.
The union is urging its members to participate in the grass-roots lobbying effort through its "Call to Action" campaign. Details are available in the members section of the ALPA website.
Stormbirds A confederation of Luftwaffe-related web sites, providing reference-grade coverage of the Messerschmidt 262 and other advanced combat aircraft of the Third Reich.>[...]
A safety alert issued by ATC to aircraft under their control if ATC is aware the aircraft is at an altitude which, in the controller's judgment, places the aircraft in unsafe proxi>[...]
"You have a huge job ahead of you. The challenges are many and the solutions are hard." Source: Senate Commerce Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).>[...]
Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website! As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and t>[...]
Effort To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Special Operations Warrior Foundation A group of Airmen with the Air Force Seven Summits team reached the highest point of the world, Mo>[...]