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EAA Advocacy Briefings Available to Chapters, Members


May 31, 2011 – The calls come to EAA’s government advocacy department every day – “Hey, what is EAA doing about (fill in the appropriate government issue)?”

Among the hundreds of aviation topics that are discussed and handled by EAA’s staff throughout the year, there is a select group that are of the widest concern and highest impact for EAA members and aviators everywhere. Beginning this month, it’s easier than ever to have an update on EAA’s concise positions on these subjects.

One-page briefing papers are now available on many of the top issues. These easy-to-understand briefings include an outline of the issue, what EAA’s concerns are about it, government and EAA positions, what the best outcome for aviators would be, and what you can do to help.
Among the top issues outlined are:

  • Avgas and its future
  • NextGen
  • General aviation safety and FAA’s Transforming GA five-year strategy
  • Amateur-built and light-sport aircraft (LSA) safety
  • ASTM consensus standards for LSA
  • Airworthiness directive applicability to experimental aircraft
  • Security impacts on GA
  • FAA reauthorization

These and other briefing papers will be regularly updated when new developments occur, giving EAA members a quick, focused look at EAA’s position on a key issue and what your organization is doing about it. Additional briefing sheets are already under development and will be added as needed.

“Not only do these briefing sheets supply an easy-to-find digest of some of today’s top GA topics, but also they provide EAA members and chapters with the things they need to know to help influence the best outcome for all of us who fly,” said David Oord, EAA’s government advocacy specialist.

As diverse as EAA’s membership is, we know that every member may not agree with every detail of a particular position. These briefing papers, though, supply reasoning behind EAA’s position to best represent our fellow members, as well as a starting point for further discussion on these important matters.”

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