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EAA Members Respond Big, Fast to Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2
March 5, 2015 – The newly introduced Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 legislation certainly struck the right chord with EAA members, as more than 12,000 letters have been sent to congressional representatives as of Thursday afternoon.
Support for the bipartisan legislation comes from every state, with more than 1,300 letters from Texas and 1,100 from Florida. EAA continues to urge its members to use the Rally Congress website to contact House and Senate members, and encourage them to co-sponsor the measure or indicate support for it. EAA appreciates the efforts of many members to recruit other aviators to send messages to their congressional representatives.
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The first provision of the new legislation is expansion of the FAA’s current exemption from third-class medical requirements for sport pilots to cover general aviation aircraft up to 6,000 pounds, carrying up to five passengers, for both VFR and IFR flights at up to 14,000 feet. The bill would also prohibit FAA enforcement for third-class medical certificate violations unless the FAA has issued regulations within 180 days of the enactment of this legislation.