AOPA President Phil Boyer is calling on members of the House
aviation subcommittee to demand that the FAA obey the law and
report on operations in the Baltimore-Washington Air Defense
Identification Zone (ADIZ). In letters to subcommittee chairman
John Mica (R-FL) and ranking Democrat Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Boyer
called the FAA's failure to provide the report "insulting to
Congress and pilots in the area."
Five historically black colleges from around the nation are
joining with Western Michigan University's College of Aviation to
form an Aviation Education Consortium that will work to diversify
the aviation industry work force and expand opportunities for
minority students and women.
Take a letter.
The EAA wants all aviators in Illinois to contact their lawmakers
in hopes of forestalling a planned 47-percent reduction in manpower
at the Division Of Aeronautics. "We are asking you to contact
Governor Blagojevich, IL DOT Secretary Timothy Martin and your
local state representatives immediately to protest proposed funding
reductions in the IL Department of Transportation FY 2005 Capital
Budget," according to the alert. "Only through significant grass
roots support will this devasting reduction in state funding be
prevented. Do not wait for someone else, do your part for general
aviation, act now."
Aviat Aircraft, manufacturers of the Husky, Pup, Pitts Special
and Eagle Biplane Kits, has signed an agreement with Curtis Shaw
Aircraft Sales to pursue Husky sales and service in California and
Nevada. The new dealership, headed up by Curtis Shaw, has been
active in the past with sales for New Piper, Cessna and other late
model piston and turbo prop aircraft.