July 2011

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that domestic airlines' overall work force rose 1.7 percent in March from a year earlier, with total full-time and part-time employment at 571,873. Airline with the biggest increase was American Eagle, with 6.8 percent more employees, followed by Delta, with a 5.2 percent increase.

Secondly, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an overhaul of air carrier crew training. Under a supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM), flight crews would have to demonstrate, not just learn, critical skills in "real-world" training scenarios. Proposal would require ground and flight training to teach pilots how to recognize and recover from stalls and require remedial training for pilots with performance deficiencies such as failing a proficiency test or check, unsatisfactory performance during flight training, or a simulator course.

Thirdly, The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) releases it new fact book, General Aviation in the United States, featuring facts, statistics, and more;

Missouri House of Representatives
Bills Indexed by Subject

HB 840
Sponsor: Jones, Caleb --- CoSponsor: Diehl, John
Establishes the Aerotropolis Trade Incentive and Tax Credit Act to encourage foreign trade by authorizing the St. Louis City Mayor or the executive officer of certain counties to designate a gateway zone

HCR 28

Sponsor: Nolte, Jerry --- CoSponsor: Allen, Sue
Endorses an observer status for Taiwan in the International Civil Aviation Organization

SB 390 --- Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric
Authorizes tax incentives to encourage foreign trade

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

Note: Here's your web site address for Illinois Legislation:
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."


Larry G. Harmon
Legislation Chairman
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