Digital Chart Fees in Your Future?
December 15, 2011 – EAA is keeping a close eye on any FAA fees on digital aviation charts that could affect aviators. This week, the FAA’s AeroNav Services department conducted its second FAA-Industry meeting to discuss the potential of charging the public fees to obtain digital chart products. This meeting provided the first glance at the FAA proposal and the process they intend to use to establish any potential fees.
At first glance, there are a lot of questions yet to be addressed in the FAA’s proposal. The EAA Government Relations office is working closely with AOPA on this issue, and will review and comment on additional details as they become available.
“EAA completely understands the economic impact such fees could impose on all recreational pilots,” said Randy Hansen, EAA government relations director. “We have been working in close partnership with AOPA and the FAA to understand all sides of this issue. We’ll keep all our members up to date as to in-depth details when the FAA proposal is formally presented to the public in a Federal Register notice, scheduled to be published in the first three months of 2012.”