EAA is always working on numerous advocacy issues on behalf of our individual members, chapters, and the GA community as a whole.
Our work is motivated by our goal of lowering barriers to aviation participation and helping our fellow aviators now and in the future.
Some of our work benefits individual members, some benefits localized communities. Much of our effort, however, addresses concerns shared by all recreational pilots, current and future.
The following is a brief list of a few of EAA’s major advocacy goals:
Your voices were heard. Your opposition to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) privatization proposal led to its removal, scoring a victory for general aviation.
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EAA is engaging with appropriate FAA officials to explore multiple paths for potential light sport reform.
EAA is working to incorporate the final recommendations of the aircraft certification ARC into FAA regulations.
EAA is working to ensure that the UAS policies are acceptable to the GA community in terms of airspace access and flight safety.
EAA continues to work toward a sustainable unleaded replacement for 100LL in light of recent environmental and economic challenges.
EAA is working to ensure that the transition to ADS-B for the GA fleet will be accomplished smoothly and inexpensively.
The FCC has repeatedly attempted to overstep its bounds by threatening to ban the use of 121.5MHz ELTs.
EAA is working to bring back instruction in low mass/high drag aircraft. Many are 2-seat ultralight trainers now certified as E-LSA.