Wed, Aug 15, 2012
US Sen. Jim Inhofe R-OK., a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 10,000 flight hours, has announced that his Pilot's Bill of Rights S.1335 has been officially signed into law. Inhofe has worked to pass the legislation for the past year. In the Senate where the bill enjoyed co-sponsorship by 65 other Senators, the measure passed by unanimous consent in June. The House passed the measure by a voice vote.
Yes, it's Done. Something we have advocated for over two decades is now law... but its only the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to the eye-opening altercation Senator James Inhofe had with the FAA, the plight of the common airman became known to someone with the power to affect change. In an interview conducted in t he closing hours of Oshkosh 2012 and just before president Obama signed the bill into law, ANN got some insight into Inhofe's rationale, as well as his promise that this is just the beginning.
Inhofe notes that, "Over the course of my years in Congress, I have helped an untold number of pilots facing the pressure of dealing with the Federal Aviation Administration FAA. This bill remedies many of the most serious deficiencies in the relationship between general aviation and the FAA, and ensures that pilots are, like everyone else, treated in a fair and equitable manner by the justice system.”
Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installati>[...]
Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of >[...]
Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not >[...]
ASTM International ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of i>[...]
Basic empty weight includes the standard empty weight plus optional and special equipment that has been installed.>[...]