Support the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

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Support the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

 

EAA members should get involved NOW with what you’ve told us is the most important issue in GA advocacy. Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor and support S. 2103 and H.R. 3708, the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act. The newly introduced Senate bill is a companion to the House bill of the same name, introduced in December 2013 and currently co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 52 Representatives. The bill aims to allow pilots flying certain aircraft to operate using a driver’s license in lieu of a traditional third-class medical.

 

This legislation would build upon the remarkable safety record proven by a decade of light-sport aircraft (LSA) operations. This success shows that it’s time to widen the pool of recreational pilots who can enjoy flying their small aircraft without the expense and regulatory burden of third-class medical certification.

 

Many EAA members have told us that this is the most important issue that can benefit the future of aviation. So now is your time to get involved. Send a message to your Senators and Representatives urging their support of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act. Thank you for your support and action!

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Please do not let special interests who benefit from the current antiquated 3rd class medical certificate system bull doze this critical issue. If the 3rd class Medical Certificate requirement is removed, it would free up FAA manpower for use in areas where they could actually improve safety, rather than appear to do so. Sports aviation, which does not require a 3rd class medical certificate, has demonstrated that there is no significant difference in flight safety for those having a 3rd class medical certificate than for sports pilots who do not require one.
Please do not let special interests who benefit from the current antiquated 3rd class medical certificate system bull doze this critical issue. If the 3rd class Medical Certificate requirement is removed, it would free up FAA manpower for use in areas where they could actually improve safety, rather than appear to do so. Sports aviation, which does not require a 3rd class medical certificate, has demonstrated that there is no significant difference in flight safety for those having a 3rd class medical certificate than for sports pilots who do not require one..
passage of this proposal would put more people back to work.
Given the successful track record of LSA operations in regard to fitness for flight, this is a reasonable and safe change.
There were 449 general aviation fatalities in 2013 compared to 35200 deaths in traffic accidents. General aviation flying is 78 times safer than driving. There is no need for enhanced medical screening beyond holding a drivers license.
Sport Pilot was a complete failure in my area (it cost almost the same as a private ),lets get some planes in the air again
10 years of Sports Pilot stats show it works safely. General Aviation business will benefit by thousands of additional private pilots dollars spent and that means an improved economy. It;s Time, It;s Safe, Win Win, Lets get it done!
Please push this legislation through Congress!