Next 790 Meeting December 17
Lake in the Hills Airport
Doors open at 6;30
EAA 790 Information
Check the Calendar section for a number of new local events.
December finds us back in the Lake in the Hills office. I know our meeting is just a few days before Christmas but come out and have some fun with the membership of Chapter 790.
We are going to start the gathering as usual at 6:00 but this week we are going to start with another cooking contest. This month's contest we will be asking you to bring your favorite pre-meal food. We are going to have a door prize for the group's favorite hors d'oeurvres voted on by everyone in attendance. So start planning your tasty treat now.
Feel free to bring family members and friends and I really hope to see you at the meeting.
Part 23 Rewrite Approved by Congress, Awaits President's Signature
November 14, 2013 - The Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 cleared the final congressional hurdle today when the House approved Senate changes made to the bill during its passage in the Senate in October. The bill now heads to the president's desk for his signature.
"We're very pleased that Congress passed this bill," said Jack Pelton, chairman of EAA. "EAA has been a strong supporter of the Part 23 reorganization effort, and it is gratifying to see the industry's efforts come to fruition. This new approach to certification will be an enormous benefit to GA."
The new law gives the FAA until December 31, 2015, to adopt the recommendations of the Part 23 Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The committee's final package of recommendations was designed to double the safety of general aviation while halving the cost of certification.
The bill enjoyed broad, bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. The House version was introduced by representatives Sam Graves (R-MO), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Todd Rokita (R-IN), Mike Pompeo (R-KS), and Rick Nolan (D-MN). The companion bill in the Senate was introduced by senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
"The less-costly certification was set up to be results-driven, not process-driven, and does not only apply to new airframes," said Sean Elliott, vice president of EAA advocacy and safety and a participant in the Part 23 ARC. "This will allow updated, modern avionics and safety components like airbags and shoulder restraints to be installed on older aircraft for a fraction of the current cost. We believe, as the changes are adopted over the next several years, that this will be an incredible opportunity for the GA community to increase safety with new, affordable technology."