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Message: [Acro] Fwd: [opa-list] FW: FAA Field Approval (337) Process
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From: J Gail Hill <jgtipton at teleport.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 19:19:32 UTC
The information below was posted to Oregon Pilots Association. I thought some of you would appreciate having this piece as field approvals are a pretty important piece for some of us. Stay warm! Gail >X-eGroups-Return: >sentto-1407320-915-1037517077-jgtipton=teleport.com at returns.groups.yahoo.com >X-Sender: eboone0 at yahoo.com >X-Apparently-To: opa-list at egroups.com >To: "OPA MailList \(E-mail\)" <opa-list at yahoogroups.com> >X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook CWS, Build 9.0.2416 (9.0.2910.0) >Importance: Normal >From: "Evan Boone" <eboone0 at yahoo.com> >X-Yahoo-Profile: eboone0 >Mailing-List: list opa-list at yahoogroups.com; contact >opa-list-owner at yahoogroups.com >Delivered-To: mailing list opa-list at yahoogroups.com >List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:opa-list-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com> >Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 23:14:11 -0800 >Subject: [opa-list] FW: FAA Field Approval (337) Process >Reply-To: opa-list at yahoogroups.com > >MessageInfo received from the Jim Hill regarding the Field Approval process. >I'm going to post this on the Website, but also wanted to pass along. >Thanks, >Evan Boone >webmaster at oregonpilot.org >OPA Webmaster (Transitioning Out) >http://www.oregonpilot.org > >[Evan Boone] -----Original Message----- >From: Jim Hill [mailto:hill.jim at worldnet.att.net] >Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 9:29 PM >To: webmaster at oregonpilot.org >Subject: FAA Field Approval (337) Process > > >This is to keep everyone updated on what is happening in the FAA's attempt >to do away with the Field Approval process. > >I met with the FAA heads in Anchorage for dinner over the weekend. They are >quite upset at the way that "Washington" is trying to subvert the normal >process of rule-making. They feel that the move afoot is in part due to the >manufactures desires to not see any alterations to airplanes for fear that >they may be stuck with liability in the event of an accident. In fact, one >of the top guys in Alaska told me that if I found a group that was willing >to seek an injunction with the 9th Circuit against the FAA implementing this >ban, that he would be happy to contribute to the cause. > >I have included the below for your knowledge: > >FAA UPDATE ON "FIELD APPROVALS". Regional FAA Chief Pat Poe is working with >Sen. Frank Murkowski's office to bring industry and the FAA together this >week on a workable field approval plan. Meetings are slated for this week >with a Washington Team follow-up visit next week. > >"The Washington Team will probably be visiting the following week. We will >welcome your views as to what that team should see and do while in Alaska. >We are planning to set aside time on their schedule to get to meet Alaska's >aviation industry and aviators," wrote Poe. > >It is felt in the Anchorage FSDO, that had Senator's Murkowski and Stevens >not tried to intervene as fast as they did, which helps to protect their >constituents in Alaska, that the FAA would have toed the line and eliminated >the entire Field Approval process permanently. > >The best advice that I can give to all of you is to spread the word >throughout the aviation community, to all of your friends that have a pilots >license (even if they don't feel that it has any effect on them at this time >or not) and get involved with your state/region/national pilot organizations >and begin giving support to fight this. Contact all of your senators and >congressmen and tell them that as your representative in Washington D.C., >that you expect to see them fight the FAA against this issue. Contact Phil >Boyer either by fax, email, letter, or telephone, and tell him that as a >member of AOPA, you expect him to fight the FAA on this issue. > >I really feel that when the government (FAA, or any other agency) is sitting >around with nothing to do, that they try to figure out how they can fix >something that ain't even broke yet. When this happens you will always see >those that have nothing to lose try to jam something down your throat that >you can't live with. This all came about from two years ago when the FAA was >pressured to look for a way to standardize how the various FSDO's address >the Field Approval process. What came out of this was to simply do away with >the entire process and then it will be standardized. Is this what you (we) >want? If not, then get involved. > >Jim Hill > >N2393C > > > >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > >------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~--> >Share the magic of Harry Potter with Yahoo! Messenger >http://us.click.yahoo.com/4Q_cgB/JmBFAA/46VHAA/NnOolB/TM >---------------------------------------------------------------------~-> > >-------- >To Subscribe, email to: > opa-list-subscribe at yahoogroups.com >To Unsubscribe, email to: > opa-list-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com >For Web access, changes to your profile, etc.: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/opa-list >Questions: > opa-list-owner at yahoogroups.com > >Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/