EAA Leads Advocacy Efforts For Experimental Exhibition Aircraft
July 9, 2009 — EAA led an industry team to FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. this week to clarify regulations and reduce burdens on Experimental Exhibition certificated aircraft owners and operators.
EAA, teaming with the FAA and other grass roots organizations, have conducted an in-depth review of FAA Order 8130.2’s operating limitations and inspection requirements. Those discussions, a follow-up joint EAA/Industry meeting and further talks at AirVenture 2008 and the EAA/FAA 2009 Winter Aviation Summit produced results that led to this week’s meetings in Washington D.C.
“We are very close to the final process improvement product,” said Randy Hansen, EAA government relations director. “The success of these efforts is directly related to the long-term dedication of the entire EAA/FAA/Industry team.”
Also involved in ongoing discussions are EAA Warbirds of America, the Commemorative Air Force, and the Classic Jet Aircraft Association.