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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If it becomes law, the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act will reduce the cost and red tape of maintaining a private pilot's license under part 91. The act will promote General Aviation growth which has always been the civilian gateway to a career in aviation. In an era of pilot and mechanic shortages, can we afford not to take action to promote General Aviation growth?
Come on boys, it's time for a change. The flying people are counting on you.
3rd class medical is a joke and does NOTHING to insure pilot safety. 10 years of LSA have shown that pilots are good at grounding themselves and don't need a FAA Nanny to do it for them.
GA has become cost prohibitive for many. Removing this obstacle, will benefit the entire industry