H.R. 3708, The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2013 (7 comments ↓)

H.R. 3708 would direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots.

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Harvey Hamilton

December 23, 2013, 1:25pm (report abuse)

This is one great way to revive the decline in new pilot applications. Remember that flying aircraft for fun, recreation, or small business growth provides the stream of seasoned pilots for large corporations and commercial airlines. I would like to see IFR included in this bill.

Charles Nowlin

December 23, 2013, 1:51pm (report abuse)

I fully support this bill as a way to stop the decline in General Aviation activity. Both VFR and IFR operations should be allowed in the class of aircraft proposed by the legislation..

C. Bryant

December 30, 2013, 10:54am (report abuse)

Thank you for sponsoring this bill and thank you to all who support it!

Passage of this bill, even under the current language, is a great first step and should be appreciated by all. I agree that IFR should be included but let's consider the overall positive impact to an industry that passage of the bill can have and be willing to take baby steps to prove that safety will not be negatively impacted. We can wait a few years to add IFR.

As a single engine land private pilot, I will now be able to use that extra money and time to focus on what is really important...Good piloting skills!

Ed Tesner

February 7, 2014, 1:10pm (report abuse)

Patiently waiting for passage.


March 20, 2014, 10:51pm (report abuse)

I fully support this bill.

Bill Geyer

March 25, 2014, 9:04am (report abuse)

I fully support this bill.


March 29, 2014, 12:40pm (report abuse)

This is great news. I also believe IFR should be added. You could add IFR with higher minimums as a second choice.

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