Officials from the Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA recently met at a winter recreational aviation summit, with officials on both sides helping to set an agenda to address key issues that matter to pilots and aircraft owners.
According to a report at EAA.org, the FAA delegation included John Allen, director of FAA Flight Standards Service; Dorenda Baker, director of Aircraft Certification; and Kim Smith, manager of FAA’s Small Airplane Directorate. The story quotes Earl Lawrence, EAA’s vice president of industry and regulatory affairs:
“Having these three top FAA officials in one place for nearly two days of discussions on important aviation issues is unheard of in Washington, or anywhere else for that matter.”
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny attended both days of meetings at the EAA Aviation Center, lending his nearly 60 years of experience with federal aviation officials to the discussions, as well as during informal conversation over dinner on Monday evening. EAA staff from advocacy, vintage, warbirds, aerobatic and flight instruction communities also participated in the extensive sessions.
Read more about the meeting — and the extensive “to-do” list generated during the meeting — here.