Wednesday, April 25, 2018

USPA In Action

USPA In Action

Another ATC Win for Skydiving!

Another ATC Win for Skydiving!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The action calls worked and it now appears that the needed FAA funding bill will pass without changes to the structure of air traffic control. “Once again, we thank our members who made the calls in defense of skydiving’s airspace needs,” said USPA Executive Director Ed Scott.

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Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!

Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This proposal would pull ATC out of the FAA and move it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where a new Management Advisory Council, populated with airline interests, would serve as the ATC board of directors.

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Chairman Drops Push to Privatize ATC

Chairman Drops Push to Privatize ATC
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Late Tuesday night, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee announced that he was dropping his push to privatize air traffic control. Opposition by general aviation users, including members of USPA, prevented the idea from getting any traction within Congress.

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USPA Call to Action: Oppose ATC Privatization (Updated 10-3)

USPA Call to Action: Oppose ATC Privatization (Updated 10-3)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

THIS MAY BE OUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE SKYDIVING FROM DIRE CONSEQUENCES
The proponents of the bad idea of stripping air traffic control from the FAA, and handing it to a new private corporation are planning to have the House vote on their bill--HR 2997--next week. All of the general aviation (GA) groups, including USPA, are opposed. If you have not called your Congressional Representative and secured their "no" vote on HR 2997, please do so now!

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ATC Vote is Delayed

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The House bill that would privatize air traffic control, HR 2997, has been pulled and there will be no House vote this week. That indicates that House leadership does not think there are enough votes to pass it at this time. A vote on the bill will almost certainly be rescheduled. "The voices of USPA members and 120 other general aviation groups are being heard," said USPA's Executive Director Ed Scott. "We all need to be ready to weigh-in again in the coming weeks."
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