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March 11, 2015

Pilots Bill of Rights 2

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You may recall that the MN Pilots Association actively promoted our members to contact their Congressmen and Senators and to encourage them to co-sponsor legislation, in the 2013 legislature, that would significantly modify the third class medical certification process. There was considerable support in the House and in the Senate. Unfortunately, the bills in the House and Senate died with the end of that congressional year.

A new bill, called the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2” would allow thousands of pilots to fly recreationally without requiring a third class medical certificate. The legislation would allow pilots to fly under IFR or VFR in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds. Pilots also would be allowed to carry up to five passengers, fly at altitudes below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.

Please take a moment to visit http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2015/March/03/AOPA-issues-call-to-action-on-PBR2?CMP=ADV:1 for an in-depth look at the proposed legislation. We strongly encourage you to visit the following EAA website, http://govt.eaa.org/17422/support-pilots-bill-rights-2/?m=5886794 which makes it very easy to send a message to your Senators and Representative and urge them to support this important legislation.

This is very important to pilots in Minnesota, and we urge you to act now. Thank you!

Randy Corfman
Minnesota Pilots Association

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