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U.K. Parliament Draws Aviation Inspiration at AirVenture

August 16, 2018 - A contingent of members of parliament (MPs) from the United Kingdom concluded that its government can be doing more to promote general aviation and develop high-tech jobs after visiting with EAA government relations staff and touring EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. The visit came as part of a larger tour in the U.S. to learn more about grassroots aviation.

As reported in Flyer, one of the U.K.’s top aviation publications, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation also visited with the FAA, NTSB, AOPA, GAMA, and NBAA, among others, to discuss GA legislation in the United States, economic impact of the industry, and strategies for engaging youth in aviation.

The delegation also met with U.S. Reps. Sam Graves and Marc Veasey of the GA Caucus.

“Our group of parliamentarians have had a fascinating and incredibly worthwhile series of meetings in the United States, to learn about the overall picture of general aviation there and identify measures that the U.K. government can adopt to grow and enhance this grassroots sector here,” said MP Sheryll Murray.

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