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SuperSam
05-02-2004, 08:30 PM
Anybody that enjoys flying, needs to be familiar with these people!

They are scary!

Thanks

SJ
05-07-2004, 08:05 AM
May 4 ? The FAA has turned down a petition from a Massachusetts anti-noise group to require aircraft owners to put two-foot-high N numbers under their wings. As AOPA had argued in its comments on the petition, the FAA said the issue had been debated, studied, and decided years ago ? the current 12-inch-high numbers on the fuselage are sufficient.

The FAA concurred with AOPA's comments that the issue had been addressed years ago and the current 12-inch numbers are appropriate. In its denial letter to William Burgoyne of the group Stop The Noise, the FAA said, "In considering the change to the 12-inch numbers [on the fuselage], the FAA worked extensively with law enforcement agencies, FAA field inspectors, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Department of Defense, the FAA Air Traffic Service, and private citizens and citizen groups with concerns similar to those of your organization. Those groups agreed with the FAA that it was important to make the registration marks more visible. After extensive deliberation, the FAA decided on the 12-inch criteria."

"Stop The Noise has shown that it's willing to sue pilots even if the pilots are operating in full accordance with regulations," said AOPA Director of Regulatory and Certification Policy Luis Gutierrez. "This petition was just a thinly veiled attempt to make it easier for the group to go after other pilots."

AOPA has offered financial help to the four pilots that Stop the Noise has already sued and has provided significant legal research to aid in their defense. The cases against the pilots have not yet gone to trial.

Jerry Gaston
05-07-2004, 09:31 AM
Just came from a meeting with the BLM regarding the closure of 150 miles of the Missouri from Ft Benton to the Ft Peck Reservoir. the statement in the draft is to close everything but 3 miles adj the Ft Benton area and that will accommodate jet skis jet boats airplanes and whatever. When asked about the comments they had received about floatplanes on the river they admitted that they had NONE but thought that it should be addressed because of safety and noise.
Any float plane driver who wants to transit across Montana should sit up and take notice about this closure because it is going to make for a long flight between approved landing sites. If you wish to comment give me a shout and I will give you the e-mail address of the guys writing this report. We don't want any mean comments just good data if possible.

Plemmons
05-07-2004, 04:49 PM
If several thousand of us pilots joined the organization, we should be able to render it useless.

PA12driver
05-07-2004, 11:07 PM
Plemmons,







Good point! and on the mark!!

Tim

Steve Pierce
05-24-2004, 01:54 PM
Good cartoon.

http://www.aero-news.net/news/featurestories.cfm?ContentBlockID=601ccf8c-262a-4e79-a680-13eff5464beb&Dynamic=1


Another group. Got the backing of a senator cause it's a Gay and Lesbian community.

Mikey
05-24-2004, 06:10 PM
There's more of them out there....

This one is in Wisc. (they should be in rare form by Oshkosh time)

http://www.stopthestunts.com/

Check out the photo links on their "incident" reports, the little dot (aircraft) is so small they have to circle it to find it.

Mikey