The White House again recently reiterated its commitment to imposing new user fees on general aviation in response to a call from 195 members of Congress to abandon the proposal as “the wrong approach” for GA to pay for its use of the aviation system.
After the FAA restored full access to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, many general aviation pilots contacted the agency to enroll in the program, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association, who report the FAA is on track to transmit an updated list of aircraft blocked at the “ASDI vendor level” to flight tracking vendors by today, Jan. 10. The list of aircraft blocked at the “FAA level” will also be updated. Blocking requests received by Dec. 15 should be included in the revised lists. Want to know how to enroll in the BARR program? Click here.
National Business Aircraft Association received the Aviation Hall of Fame Milton Caniff ‘Spirit of Flight’ award in recognition of the group’s “significant contribution to America’s aviation heritage.” The award was presented at the annual induction ceremonies held at Dayton, Ohio. The award has been given annually since 1981. Ed Bolen, president and CEO of NBAA, received the award for the association and said “NBAA is humbled by the honor because it pays tribute to the tens of thousands of individuals whose passion and professionalism have made the business aviation community one of America’s great success stories.” The presentation was part of the Hall of Fame’s annual enshrinement weekend at Dayton, Ohio. The award was named for famed artist/cartoonist Milton Caniff, creator of the long-running comic strip Steve Canyon. A native of Dayton, Caniff over the years drew many portraits of leading aviation persons honored by the Hall of Fame.