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Wednesday, 10 February, 2010

Knowledge Test Fee Increase Response

Recently, CATs and LaserGrade notified the general aviation industry and its testing centers of a pending fee increase of $50 per knowledge test. Subsequent conversations have revealed that this fee is needed to cover costs of transitioning to the Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) representing the combined interests of general aviation, aircraft owners and flight training providers, are concerned that this fee increase will further exacerbate the dilemma of the declining pilot population.

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for over 75 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.