What are the real problems with regulating private aircraft?

With the mantra, “in the name of homeland security,” still frequently being hauled out to justify both good and bad ideas, let’s look at the latest measures proposed by the TSA – the Large Aircraft Security Program.  Many who do not own private aircraft have no problem at all with the government restricting their use. However, let’s… Continue Reading

Obama puts the brakes on LASP NPRM…for now

With a memorandum issued this morning, President Barack Obama has put the brakes on all regulations and rulemaking that is in progress, until an Obama appointee or designee reviews and approves any new or pending regulations. The White House memo did not specifically call out the GA LASP but it looks like this will at… Continue Reading

Large Aircraft Security Program

Okay let’s get this thing kicked off.  The big industry buzz lately is the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the TSA has put forth on private airplanes – the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).  The proposal has been very controversial.  It first came out as a daunting 240+ page document  that will affect general aviation… Continue Reading

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