The FAA budget request is up some 8% from last year — $790.8 million sought this year; $729.8 million appropriated for fiscal 1962.
The Helicopter Association of America heard operators voice concern over “premature and ill-advised” rulemaking by the FAA in connection with real estate congestion along assigned routes. The fear was restriction from heavily populated routes — and the possible need to control real estate for emergency landing spots — would rob the helicopter of its natural advantage. FAA Administrator Halaby assured that helicopter regs will be written by pilots and engineers, and suggested operators “try ...
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