Great News from AOPA!
The Senate has unfurled it's own version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill! The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S. 2658) was introduced March 9 and would authorize FAA funding for approximately 18 months through September 2017. The bill contains third class medical reform language that passed the Senate in December but does not include user fees for general aviation, instead relying on the current system of excise taxes on fuel. In addition, the legislation would authorize annual increases in Airport Improvement Program funding, streamline certification for light GA aircraft, support a transition to unleaded aviation fuel, and make it easier to install modern safety equipment in legacy aircraft.
Please refer to http://www.aopa.org/…/Senate-unveils-FAA-reauthorization-pl… for more details.
Thank you to all MN Pilots Assn members who have done due diligence and contacted your Senators and Representatives. For the record, we STILL DO NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF SENATORS KLOBUCHAR AND FRANKEN. Please contact them and urge their support.