NATA has developed a State Advocacy Network (SAN) made up of regional volunteers who act as representatives to keep each other and the association informed of pressing issues in their state.
NATA's new address is 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please note NATA's new address and plan to visit when you are in the area.
The FAA has published information
addressing cold temperature altitude corrections on instrument approach procedures via the Notice to Airmen Publication. The information contained in “Updated Cold Temperature Restricted Airport Guidance (GEN14001)” addresses long-standing safety concerns over cold weather altimetry errors and how pilots should make proper altitude corrections by making available a list of 14 CFR Part 97 “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” to the aviation industry. The agency is in hopes the published notice will provide more consistency throughout the industry on how to perform the corrections.
The NATA Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory is now available as a user-friendly online document. Available from any Internet browser, the digital format of NATA’s Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory enables members to share access to this valuable resource with everyone in their operation. Members also may download the directory in Portable Document Format (PDF). Click here
to access the updated NATA Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory (login is required). Information is current as of December 2014. If you have any changes to your listing, please contact NATA at (800) 808-6282. Changes can also be made here on NATA's website by logging in.
NATA hosted a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, to discuss the town’s proposal to restrict use of East Hampton Airport (HTO). NATA, joined by representatives of AOPA and NBAA, met with East Hampton Town Supervisor, Larry Cantwell, and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez who serves as liaison with the airport. The meeting provided an opportunity to hear the rationale for the proposed restrictions and express the GA community’s concerns from both the national and local perspectives. The Town Board is holding a public hearing on the proposal Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30pm (postponed from March 5 due to inclement weather). NATA encourages its members potentially impacted by the restrictions to attend the meeting. Read more.
NATA Safety 1st
recently announced that an online, interactive demonstration of the new Safety 1st
Digital Response System (ERS) is now available. This cutting-edge tool is designed to assist businesses to prepare for – and respond to – emergency situations with an unparalleled level of effectiveness. Read more
NATA and other general aviation groups supported legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress last week to provide important protections to aviation businesses across the nation. The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, H.R. 1062 and S. 571, builds on original legislation enacted in 2012 by expanding the rights afforded to pilots and certificate holders. “We are pleased this legislation will provide small aviation businesses stronger rights to protect and defend themselves including allowing charter operators, repair stations and flight schools the ability to appeal certificate actions directly to the court,” stated NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks in a press release.
The FAA is alerting all aircraft operators to the implementation of cold temperature altitude corrections at numerous airports across the country. Mandatory compliance with the new procedures at “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” is required beginning September 17, 2015. FAA InFO 15002 explains that the FAA conducted a risk analysis to determine if altitude errors in a barometric altimetry system could result in exceeding the Required Obstacle Clearance on instrument approach procedure segments.
The list of impacted airports is available here. The list of airports, the segment(s) of the approach requiring cold temperature altitude correction and associated operating procedures may be found at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices NTAP, Part 4. Graphic Notices, Section 1. General - Cold Temperature Restricted Airports.