GA serves America, from Athens to Capitol HillAugust 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
From a battle victory in the war against user fees to the quest to keep flying affordable, AOPA President Craig Fuller and Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) discussed the implications of public policy for pilots at a General Aviation Serves America community event in Athens, Ga., Aug. 18.
Fuller discussed the formation of the House GA Caucus in 2009 and how it has grown to more than 120 members who want to learn more about GA. Having officials in Congress who understand the importance of GA has paid off—after initially calling for aviation user fees starting in 2011 in last year’s budget, the Obama administration was met with strong opposition from the aviation community and Congress alike. The White House opted not to propose the user fees in this year’s budget…more