March 2010

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extends the comment period on its Part 145 Aircraft Repair Station Security Rule by 30 days to until February 19, 2010, to submit comments on the proposed. Rule would establish a new Part 1554 titled "Aircraft Repair Station Security" that would require any repair station, foreign or domestic, certificated under 14 CFR Part 145 to carry out a standard security program (SSP).

TSA also grants a delay in enforcing the federal Real ID Act until May 10, 2011. The 2005 law was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2011.

Secondly, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determines that the captain of Colgan Air flight 3407, which crashed in Buffalo on February 12, 2009, inappropriately responded to the activation of the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the airplane did not recover. Additional flight crew failures were noted as casual to the accident. As a result of its findings, NTSB is calling the FAA to consider a series of recommendations related to training, fatigue, stalls, and procedures.

Thirdly, March 31, 2010 is the final day to submit comments to the Airport Compliance Manual, FAA Order 5190.6B, regarding through-the-fence operations. This 691-page document is a replacement for a 65-page version from 1989.

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

HB 1312 --- Sponsor: Talboy, Mike
Prohibits members of the General Assembly from jointly owning property with any registered lobbyist unless the member is the lobbyist's spouse or family member or is dating the lobbyist.

HB 2285 --- Sponsor: Thomson, Mike
Authorizes a conveyance to the City of Maryville

HCR 65 --- Sponsor: Nolte, Jerry --- CoSponsor: Allen, Sue
Endorses an observer status for Taiwan in the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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
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