November 2010

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adds three airport projects for $2.5 million in funding from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, which became available because of airport projects that came in under budget nationwide.

Secondly, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves full-scale, nationwide deployment of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast satellite-based surveillance system. The move follows the successful rollout of the system in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Louisville, and Philadelphia, the agency says. FAA expects the system will be implemented nationwide by 2013, noting that more than 300 of the planned network of 800 ADS-B ground stations already have installed. Aircraft must be equipped with ADS-B "In" avionics by 2020, enabling controllers to track the aircraft.

Thirdly, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce made the following President Obama's signature on the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010: "GAMA is pleased that President Obama has signed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 into law. The bonus depreciation provision included in the bill, which can be applied to both general aviation aircraft purchases and components such as engines and avionics, will allow operators to take advantage of this critical incentive before the end of the year."

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

None at present

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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