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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.

   2014 NATA Compensation Survey Available for Purchase
NATA published its 2014 survey of general aviation service employee compensation. The survey includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line-service personnel and maintenance technicians. Visit NATA Store and select search to see full range of products.
Got Weather?

NATA is partnering with the FAA and other general aviation stakeholders on a safety campaign during the 2014 flying season titled “Got Weather?” The purpose of the eight month campaign is to help general aviation pilots prepare for the potential weather challenges they may encounter. The Got Weather? campaign will run through December 2014 and refresh each month to highlight new topics including turbulence, thunderstorms, icing or crosswinds and the resources available to pilots. NATA encourages its members to visit http://www.faa.gov/go/gotweather to get fast facts and links to partner videos, safety seminars, quizzes, proficiency programs, online training, case studies, and more.

FAA Introduces Electronic PIREP Submissions
The FAA recently published Information to Operators (InFO) 14011, announcing a new online Pilot Report (PIREP) submission tool located on the National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center "Aviation Digital Data" website. The tool will allow users to enter turbulence and icing PIREPs electronically. These PIREPs will be integrated into existing weather forecast processes to improve accuracy. Operators interested in participating must enroll with the FAA. Details regarding enrollment and PIREP submission may be found in the InFO
FAA Extends Time for Comment on Proposed Policy for Non-aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars
The FAA is extending the comment deadline by 30 days for its proposed statement of policy on use of airport hangars to clarify compliance requirements for airport sponsors, airport managers, airport tenants, state aviation officials, and FAA compliance staff. The original comment deadline was on or by September 5, 2014.  On Friday, NATA filed comments on the proposed policy. While generally supportive of the proposal, the association recommended FAA not limit the use of non-aviation items based on item, but rather allow any item so long as it does not interfere with the aviation use of the hangar or create a threat to safety.  In addition, NATA recommended that active homebuilt aircraft assembly - regardless of stage - be considered aeronautical use. 
Aviation Management Workshop – Held in Conjunction with NATA’s Fall Committee Meetings   
The NATA 2014 Fall Committee Meetings start on Monday, September 15, 2014, with meetings and a networking reception and conclude on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 following a half-day of meetings at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, GA. The Aviation Management Workshop, September 16-17, 2014 also in Savannah, will cover management and decision-making principles, best practice approaches, innovative strategies, and creative techniques from industry experts who have decades of experience leading and managing people and making business decisions. Take action to become a better leader, manager and decision maker. Register today!