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Make Your Voice Heard at AirVenture
July 20, 2017 - A number of forums will take place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 for EAA members to make their voices heard on government policies and actions that impact the freedom to fly. Meet with general aviation leaders, FAA officials, and federal lawmakers to discuss the issues and get your questions answered.
Anti ATC Privatization Rally
EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton will lead a rally against ATC privatization at Theater in the Woods on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m., along with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker, GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce, and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn why removing ATC services from FAA oversight would be crippling to our general aviation community and stand together to show that GA says no to privatization.
Meet the FAA Administrator
EAA members and aviation enthusiasts alike will have the chance to meet FAA Administrator Michael Huerta during a Q&A style forum at Theater in the Woods on Thursday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. This will be the last year Huerta attends AirVenture as administrator, as his term will end at the beginning of 2018.
Congressional Forum with Sen. Inhofe
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) will lead a panel to discuss current legislation impacting general aviation at Forum Stage 6 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The panel will include EAA Chairman and CEO Jack J. Pelton, AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker, and legal experts from both organizations. Inhofe was instrumental to the passage of aeromedical reform legislation that led to the FAA’s new BasicMed program. He is also one of the chief cosponsors of the FLIGHT Act, which contains many of the pilot protection provisions from the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, as well as improvements in airport funding flexibility and statutory recognition of homebuilding as an aeronautical activity under FAA grant assurances.