March 2011

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL) is named chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which will spearhead FAA reauthorization legislation. Rep. Thomas E. Petri (R-WI) will chair the Subcommittee on Aviation.

Secondly, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will consider a safety study on the effectiveness of airbags in general Aviation.

Thirdly, Transportation Security Administration move forward its 100 per cent cargo screening target to December 31, 2011, following recent incidents. Carriers have 30-45 days to comment on the proposed screening requirement.

Fourthly, The Federal Aviation Administration finalizes a rule that requires non-scheduled charter airlines and air taxis to train pilots and flight attendants in Crew Resource Management (CRM), to aid in reducing human error in commercial aviation by teaching pilots, flight attendants, and other aviation workers to act as a team. Carriers affected by the final rule most establish initial and recurrent CRM training for crewmembers within two years; visit

Missouri House of Representatives
Bills Indexed by Subject

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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