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  • General aviation pilots don't matter???

    28 Mar, 13

                                                                  

    An important email forwarded to us from AOPA's President Craig Fuller regarding impending threats to our ability to fly.

     

    Aviators, 
     
      The Obama administration has taken dead aim at general aviation. And pilots   like you and me are now looking at what may be the biggest threat we’ll ever   face.
     
      As you know, the sequestration mandate will soon force the FAA to cut its   budget by 5%. But instead of making across-the-board cuts, or trimming waste, the Obama administration has   deliberately chosen to impose huge, lopsided cuts on general aviation   airports that will jeopardize the safety of general aviation pilots.
     
      More than 75% of the towers in the Contract Tower Program are about to close   – towers that handle 28% of ATC operations nationwide, while accounting for   just 14% of the FAA’s tower budget.
     
      The FAA’s own officials have admitted that these closures will have ahuge   and disproportiona

    General aviation pilots don't matter???

                                                                  

    An important email forwarded to us from AOPA's President Craig Fuller regarding impending threats to our ability to fly.

     

    Aviators, 
     
      The Obama administration has taken dead aim at general aviation. And pilots   like you and me are now looking at what may be the biggest threat we’ll ever   face.
     
      As you know, the sequestration mandate will soon force the FAA to cut its   budget by 5%. But instead of making across-the-board cuts, or trimming waste, the Obama administration has   deliberately chosen to impose huge, lopsided cuts on general aviation   airports that will jeopardize the safety of general aviation pilots.
     
      More than 75% of the towers in the Contract Tower Program are about to close   – towers that handle 28% of ATC operations nationwide, while accounting for   just 14% of the FAA’s tower budget.
     
      The FAA’s own officials have admitted that these closures will have ahuge   and disproportionate impact   on general aviation. But in fact, this is only the first round of attacks we’re likely to face. The   administration has also announced plans that would derail certification of   new aircraft and parts – with a ripple effect throughout the industry that   will only drive the cost of flying even higher, and drive GA pilots out of   the skies.
     
      And I fully expect   President Obama to once again demand a $100-per-flight user fee when he announces his 2014   budget. 
     
     
    President Obama has directly attacked general aviation in recent emails   to his supporters, claiming that we’re somehow robbing needy Americans of   essential services – despite the fact that GA provides 1.2 million jobs and   contributes $150 billion to our economy.
     
      There’s no doubt in my mind that these   tower closures and other cuts are designed to inflict maximum pain on general   aviation, in the hope that we’ll cave   in and accept President Obama’s user fee proposal. But the lesson we’ve   learned – from every other country that has imposed 
      per-flight fees – is that user   fees will cripple and eventually destroy our freedom to fly.
     
      The bottom line is   that general aviation is being played like a pawn in the administration’s   budget game. The future of our flying is nowat risk. More than ever before, general aviation pilots like you and   me need to circle the wagons and fight for our freedom to fly.
     
     
    AOPA is working around the clock to stop this anti-GA steamroller. We’re demanding   that FAA use common sense to cut waste where it won’t affect GA or scheduled airline service. We’ve   identified key areas where tens of millions of dollars can be trimmed from   FAA’s budget.
     
      But we need your help. I need you to keep in touch with your elected   officials in Washington in the days and weeks ahead, and urge them to fight   the Obama administration’s attacks against GA. To preserve the Contract Tower   Program. To demand that the administration cut waste within the FAA instead   of targeting general aviation.  And to fight back against further   administration efforts to impose one-sided, unfair budget cuts aimed squarely   and solely at general aviation.
     
      And, I need you to step forward right now and give your support to our AOPA   Political Action Committee. I know that the next elections seem like they’re   a long way off. But to demonstrate our strength and commitment on Capitol   Hill, we need to rebuild our AOPA PAC coffers and do it now.
     
      As you read this message, we have good friends in Congress who are fighting   day and night to protect general aviation against these lopsided budget cuts   – in subcommittee and committee hearings, on the floors of the U.S. House and   Senate, and at the FAA. They   need to know that they have your 100% support right now, and that they’ll   have AOPA PAC’s 100% support in the next election.
     
      And every member of Congress, friend and adversary alike, needs to understand   right now that AOPA PAC will   have the dollars we need to   have a real impact when the next election rolls around.
     
      Please, give what you can and give now. If you can afford to “max out” with a   $5,000 contribution this year, please do so. If you can only afford to give   $25 or $50, please do so – knowing that every dollar helps, every dollar   counts, and every dollar sends an important message to elected officials who   will decide general aviation’s future.
     
      As this battle develops, I’ll be back in touch with you on our AOPA website   and by email, to give you the facts you need to be an effective advocate for   GA in Congress, and to keep you up to date on our political and legislative   efforts.
     
      But in the meantime, one of the most effective ways to fight for your freedom   to fly is by making a generous and immediate contribution to AOPA PAC – the   only arm of AOPA that can give direct support to candidates who support GA.
     
      This isn’t politics as   usual. We’re talking about massive, lopsided and unfair cuts that would   jeopardize aviation safety and push general aviation to the brink. The only   way we’re going to win is if pilots like you are strong and united in your   commitment to fight back. And there’s no better way for you to demonstrate   that commitment – and strengthen AOPA’s hand in upcoming battles – than to   make a generous contribution to AOPA PAC today.
     
     
    Thank you for your support, and for standing with us at a time when we’ve   never needed your help more.

        

     

        

     

     

    Craig L.   Fuller
      Chairman, AOPA PAC

     

  • AOA Working towards easier aircraft rental

    1 Mar, 13

    The Academy of Aviation has started talks with Openairplane to become an approved checkout and rental location for the greater New York area.  Check out http://www.openairplane.com/ to sign up for the news letter and follow the progress of this awesome program.  For more information check out AOPA article about the program and its benefits.  http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2012/121120get-a-universal-checkout-in-cessnas.html

     

    AOA Working towards easier aircraft rental

    The Academy of Aviation has started talks with Openairplane to become an approved checkout and rental location for the greater New York area.  Check out http://www.openairplane.com/ to sign up for the news letter and follow the progress of this awesome program.  For more information check out AOPA article about the program and its benefits.  http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2012/121120get-a-universal-checkout-in-cessnas.html

     

  • Wall Street Journal reports "Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots"

    12 Nov, 12

    Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal regarding the strong market for new pilots.  A series of factors are set to fall into place which will see shortages of professional pilots with the resulting demand for new pilots skyrocket.  Industry experts are predicting a hiring spree that will last until 2025 and a pool of eligible candidates that is in decline. 

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203937004578079391643223634.html?mod=dist_smartbrief#articleTabs%3Darticle

    Pilots beginning training this year will have ample time to complete their ratings, accrue flight time, and position themselves for a career with the airlines.

    Wall Street Journal reports "Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots"

    Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal regarding the strong market for new pilots.  A series of factors are set to fall into place which will see shortages of professional pilots with the resulting demand for new pilots skyrocket.  Industry experts are predicting a hiring spree that will last until 2025 and a pool of eligible candidates that is in decline. 

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203937004578079391643223634.html?mod=dist_smartbrief#articleTabs%3Darticle

    Pilots beginning training this year will have ample time to complete their ratings, accrue flight time, and position themselves for a career with the airlines.

  • AOA approved to do business in Florida

    27 Jan, 11

    Academy of Aviation has been approved by the County of Okeechobee Florida to start flight training as of March 1, 2011 at Okeechobee County Airport (KOBE). AOA will offer all the programs available at our New York Campus at the Okeechobee Campus including VA GI Bill and Foregin Student Programs as well. Call or email us for details

    AOA approved to do business in Florida

    Academy of Aviation has been approved by the County of Okeechobee Florida to start flight training as of March 1, 2011 at Okeechobee County Airport (KOBE). AOA will offer all the programs available at our New York Campus at the Okeechobee Campus including VA GI Bill and Foregin Student Programs as well. Call or email us for details

  • AOA is approved to issue I-20 Form

    11 Nov, 09

    Academy of Aviation has become a SEVP/SEVIS approved school and is now able to issue Form I-20's for foreign student from around the globe.

    AOA is approved to issue I-20 Form

    Academy of Aviation has become a SEVP/SEVIS approved school and is now able to issue Form I-20's for foreign student from around the globe.

  • GI Bill Approved

    12 Sep, 09

    Academy of Aviation is VA GI Bill Approved

    GI Bill Approved

    Academy of Aviation is VA GI Bill Approved

  • Academy of Aviation is Awarded its FAA 141 Air Agency Certificate

    27 Mar, 09

    Academy of Aviation is Awarded its FAA 141 Air Agency Certificate

    Academy of Aviation is Awarded its FAA 141 Air Agency Certificate

    Academy of Aviation is Awarded its FAA 141 Air Agency Certificate

  • AOA is on the short final for FAA 141 approval

    1 Dec, 08

    Academy of Aviation is almost finished with the FAA 141 Process and will hopefully be certified before January 1 2009.

    AOA is also going to be approved to accept VA Benefits for flight training pending 141 approval.

    AOA will also be seeking approval from the state department to accept applications from foreign markets and have visa approval authority.

    AOA will also be offering 2 day private pilot and instrument rating FAA written exam prep courses. Private Pilot classes will be held on the first weekend of every month and the Instrument courses will be held on the third weekend of every month. To register for a class please call the office at 631-777-7772 to reserve your seat.

    AOA is on the short final for FAA 141 approval

    Academy of Aviation is almost finished with the FAA 141 Process and will hopefully be certified before January 1 2009.

    AOA is also going to be approved to accept VA Benefits for flight training pending 141 approval.

    AOA will also be seeking approval from the state department to accept applications from foreign markets and have visa approval authority.

    AOA will also be offering 2 day private pilot and instrument rating FAA written exam prep courses. Private Pilot classes will be held on the first weekend of every month and the Instrument courses will be held on the third weekend of every month. To register for a class please call the office at 631-777-7772 to reserve your seat.

 

 

 

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