I received the following from Neil Cosentino over the weekend. Interesting food for thought…
Dear Friends of Flying,
As a proud, long time member of AOPA, I am disappointed that no one at HQ/AOPA/ASF has explained to me the merits or demerits of my terminology recommendations to AOPA, the FAA and the industry.
The recommendation is to change the term Uncontrolled Airports [one w/out a tower or an airport with a tower that is closed] to read PILOT CONTROLLED Airports .
And change Uncontrolled Airspace [Class G airspace] from Uncontrolled Airspace to PILOT CONTROLLED airspace.
Please notice, all I have asked for – is why the terms “Uncontrolled Airport and Uncontrolled Air Space” are better than what I believe is more correct and better terminology, i.e., “PILOT CONTROLLED”
The words we use in aviation are important and should best represent what we are about…
Neil Cosentino, AOPA #00707100
Director of Communications
Florida Aviation Historical Society [FAHS]
FAHS Program Manager for www.Flight2014.org