An Airman’s Manifesto and Petition That Airmen Certification and Enforcement Cases be Litigated in Federal District Court

As certificated airmen, we hold these facts and conclusions that follow to be self-evident: An airman’s certificate is a property or liberty interest that cannot be suspended or revoked without affording the airman due process of law including notice and an...

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Importance of Airport Noise Studies

It is the FAA public policy to maintain public airports as part of a national transportation system. In conflict with this policy, many local governments fail to enact or enforce airport zoning ordinances. As a result, public airports throughout the United States now neighbor growing residential communities. Inevitably, private home owners are filing noise complaints concerning airport use.

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FAA Misses the Mark with New Rules on Flight And Duty

In Section 2010 of the Safety Act, the FAA was directed by Congress to promulgate new flight and duty time rules “based on the best available scientific information …to address problems relating to pilot fatigue.” Id.§212(a)(l ). The FAA ignored the Congressional mandate, promulgated new rules in the form of Part117 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, but left cargo pilots subject to the old provisions of Part 121 based upon a “cost versus benefit analysis.”

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End of Year Potpourri

§212(a)(l ). The FAA ignored the Congressional mandate, promulgated new rules in the form of Part 117 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, but left cargo pilots subject to the old provisions of Part 121 based upon a “cost versus benefit analysis.

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