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Keep Those Comments Coming!

Less than two weeks left to tell FAA how you feel about proposed 51% Rule policy changes

September 18, 2008 — EAA has received an excellent response to Tom Poberezny’s call to action last week to submit comments to the FAA’s proposed policy changes for the 51% Rule. EAA Homebuilding Community Manager Joe Norris reports that 225 comments have been received by EAA as of September 18 – just 12 days before the comment period deadline.

“On behalf of all homebuilders I want to thank those who have already submitted their comments to the FAA on this important issue,” Norris said. “The 51% rule is a core issue for EAA members and together we can help preserve the privileges we’ve earned over the past 50+ years. If you haven’t done so yet, I encourage you to submit your comments by the September 30 deadline.”

The FAA will consider these comments before making its final decision. The agency is also exploring the possibility of reconvening an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to provide additional input and advice on the submitted comments. A previously convened ARC, comprised of industry and FAA representatives, studied amateur-building issues from August 2005 through November 2006 and was co-chaired by EAA’s Earl Lawrence, vice president of industry and regulatory affairs.

Read more excerpts of comments received at EAA Headquarters in the past week.

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