MPA LEGISLATION REPORT
August 2010

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. Government Accountability (GAO) report says the Department of Homeland Security and TSA need to improve their risk assessments across a range of transportation modes, including aviation. Rep. John Mica (R-FL) claims the GAO findings validate his calls for reorganization of TSA.

Secondly, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releases the notice of rule prohibiting the "certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or continued use of 121.5 MHz ELTs". 14 CFR Part 91.207 requires aircraft to carry a fixed ELT, but does not specify either 121.5 or 406 MHz. General Aviation groups are seeking a delay in implementation.

Thirdly, FAA proposes expansion of its icing certification standards, including a new requirement that manufacturers show airplanes can operate safely in freezing drizzle or freezing rain, conditions that constitute an icing environment known as "supercooled large drops" (SLDs, NPRM can be found at
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-15726.htm

Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (2010)
Bills Indexed by Subject
AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS

None at present



Note: Here's your web site address for Texas Legislation:
www.texas.gov.
Look for Transportation-Aviation, to search all Aviation Bills.

Note: Here's your web site address for Illinois Legislation:
www.illinois.gov.
Look for Transportation-Aviation, to search all Aviation Bills.

All other states should follow this same format, to search your specific state's aviation and airport bills.

Remember, that as members of USPA, MPA, TPA, TXAA, NMPA, NPA, IPA, EAA, AOPA, or other pilot associations of which you may be a member, we have a powerful voice, in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, or whatever state you may represent. Every group of taxpayers and pilots carries a strong voice to Washington, D.C., as well as at the state and local level.
We need to learn how to use our voices, and speak up for general aviation.

So Let's not forget to exercise our privileges, and continue to make a "Difference for General Aviation."

SAFE FLYING!

Larry G. Harmon
Legislation Chairman
E-mail address: MPALHARMON228@aol.com


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