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BSEC
10-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Forgive me if this has already been posted else ware. Iíve been away from the forum for some time and may have missed it. The AOPA is issuing a national pilot alert. This is an opportunity to raise your voice. I know everyone reading this can use a computer. Personally I will be taking the time to write a letter and e-mail it to every one of my representatives and anyone else I think may listen. Hopefully others will do the same. The aviation community should be large enough to put a halt to this. The particulars are below;

NATIONAL PILOT ALERT: AOPA URGES MEMBERS TO OPPOSE D.C. ADIZ
AOPA members, watch your mail. This week you received an AOPA National
Pilot Alert asking you to take action to prevent a future air defense
identification zone (ADIZ) from restricting your freedom to fly in
your area. "The threat is very real," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.
"If the FAA makes the Washington, D.C., ADIZ permanent, it will set a
dangerous precedent, creating the possibility of IFR-like flight
restrictions within the footprint of every Class B airspace." AOPA
believes the threat is so serious that it has issued only its third
national pilot alert in more than a decade. The association is asking
every one of its more than 406,000 members to lodge a protest with
the FAA and send a copy to Congress. The "temporary" ADIZ has been a
permanent fixture of the Washington-Baltimore Class B airspace since
it was hastily imposed over a weekend during the run-up to war in Iraq
more than two years ago. A similar ADIZ has been imposed several times
around New York City, but it has lasted only a short time in each case.
And some government security officials have indicated they'd like to
see ADIZ restrictions around other major cities. The AOPA National Pilot
Alert asks members to file comments opposing the notice of proposed
rulemaking (NPRM) that would make the ADIZ permanent. Write to the
FAA today. In less than 15 minutes you can take action that will help
protect your freedom to fly. For easy step-by-step assistance with
filing your comments, see "What to say about the ADIZ"
( http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/newsitems/2005/051005adiz.html )
in AOPA's Member Action Center: Operation ADIZ
( http://www.aopa.org/epilot/redir.cfm?adid=7571 ).

mountainflyingvideos
10-21-2005, 05:09 PM
We've been writing notes & letters from various pilot web boards across the USA to oppose the DC ADIZ. This one is very easy to do and important precedents will be set for VFR and other pilots from the east coast to Alaska.

The ruling will ultimately affect all pilots. Check out the website listed in the first post here. Right now, only a few percent of pilots have bothered to even comment.


Forgive me if this has already been posted else ware. Iíve been away from the forum for some time and may have missed it. The AOPA is issuing a national pilot alert. This is an opportunity to raise your voice. I know everyone reading this can use a computer. Personally I will be taking the time to write a letter and e-mail it to every one of my representatives and anyone else I think may listen. Hopefully others will do the same. The aviation community should be large enough to put a halt to this. The particulars are below;

NATIONAL PILOT ALERT: AOPA URGES MEMBERS TO OPPOSE D.C. ADIZ
AOPA members, watch your mail. This week you received an AOPA National
Pilot Alert asking you to take action to prevent a future air defense
identification zone (ADIZ) from restricting your freedom to fly in
your area. "The threat is very real," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.
"If the FAA makes the Washington, D.C., ADIZ permanent, it will set a
dangerous precedent, creating the possibility of IFR-like flight
restrictions within the footprint of every Class B airspace." AOPA
believes the threat is so serious that it has issued only its third
national pilot alert in more than a decade. The association is asking
every one of its more than 406,000 members to lodge a protest with
the FAA and send a copy to Congress. The "temporary" ADIZ has been a
permanent fixture of the Washington-Baltimore Class B airspace since
it was hastily imposed over a weekend during the run-up to war in Iraq
more than two years ago. A similar ADIZ has been imposed several times
around New York City, but it has lasted only a short time in each case.
And some government security officials have indicated they'd like to
see ADIZ restrictions around other major cities. The AOPA National Pilot
Alert asks members to file comments opposing the notice of proposed
rulemaking (NPRM) that would make the ADIZ permanent. Write to the
FAA today. In less than 15 minutes you can take action that will help
protect your freedom to fly. For easy step-by-step assistance with
filing your comments, see "What to say about the ADIZ"
( http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/newsitems/2005/051005adiz.html )
in AOPA's Member Action Center: Operation ADIZ
( http://www.aopa.org/epilot/redir.cfm?adid=7571 ).

BSEC
10-21-2005, 06:06 PM
To be honest I'm surprised at the lack of response to this. Last I saw only 10,000 or so of the 400,000 AOPA members have written letters. :o

It blows my mind that so few people understand or appreciate how easy it would be to loose the freedoms we have with regards to flight. Maybe I'm paranoid because I have friends in Europe who have told me about the difficulties they face or the folks I know in China who until recently never dreamed of GA. Whatever the case, I for one don't want our lawmakers to get the impression I could care less how they legislate where, when or, how I fly.

180Marty
10-21-2005, 06:28 PM
I'm writing mine tomorrow. Trying to think of something clever to show some of our legislators how ridiculous some of their ideas are.
Marty

bob turner
10-21-2005, 09:10 PM
Weren't these guys suppposed to be the "less government is better" crowd? Even though slightly pink, I think we are in serious danger of over-regulation.