16-Sep-2014 Source: HAI
Did you know there is legislation pending in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate (H.R. 3708 and S. 2103) that would expand the FAA’s current and successful Sport Pilot standard by not requiring pilots to obtain a third-class medical certificate? Have you weighed in with your elected House member and your two senators?
You can help advance the pace of bringing this legislation to the floor of the House and Senate for a vote by emailing or calling your elected officials today while this message is on your computer screen. We need as many lawmakers as possible to co-sponsor these bills to ensure that they are considered and brought up for a vote. Congress will not be in session many more days this year – time is of the essence. Make that call or send that email today!
Ask your lawmakers to consider co-sponsoring H.R. 3708 and S. 2103 if they have not already done so. Tell them that the current medical process for pilots who fly recreationally has become costly and overly bureaucratic. It is an outdated practice that should be eliminated and this is a long overdue and important initiative. This legislation is strongly supported by the general aviation industry as well as the House and Senate General Aviation Caucuses. As a private pilot, you are able to assess your ability to fly every day. Data gathered over the past 10 years in the sport pilot category proves that point.