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FAA Extends Comment Period for Residential Through the Fence Policy


August 30, 2012 - The FAA has extended the public comment period to September 14, 2012, for its revised Residential Through the Fence (RTTF) policy issued last month. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 signed into law last February included authorization for GA airports to enter into access agreements with residential property owners adjacent to or near the airport. The FAA's revision was made to comply with that legislation, and the original comment deadline was set to expire on August 29, 2012.

EAA successfully fought to ensure that RTTF homeowners would continue to have the same rights as on-airport aircraft owners, including self-fueling and self-maintaining their aircraft, and contracting with any repairman, A&P, or other aircraft maintenance experts to maintain their aircraft in the safest condition possible.

EAA and the RTTF Airport Working Group will submit comments on the revision. EAA encourages members to submit their comments on this new FAA Airports policy by following the guidelines contained within the new policy.


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