There’s been a lot of vague talk recently in the GA press about EASA (the European Aviation Safety Agency), the organisation which is taking over from the JAA.
Most things you’ve read will probably have suggested that EASA will be a bad thing for GA, but you are unlikely to have read any specifics. Now you can create feedback on questions asked, hopefully to influence and drive EASA’s thinking. For example, EASA wants to know whether it should regulate recreational flying at all, and if not, who should? It even wants to know what definition would be best to cover ‘GA’ They want feedback – so tell them what you think!
We have posted on the <a href=”http://forums.flyer.co.uk” target=”_blank”>FLYER Forums</a> a list of questions for discussion which we have taken from EASA – plus links to the official EASA documentation showing current EASA thinking.
<b>YOU <u>MUST</u> READ THEM IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LIGHT AVIATION</b>
You should also comment where you think it necessary, to put your interpretations, fears and ideas to fellow pilots to help them understand that the future is going to change, and what they might want to do about it.
You will also find details of how you can respond to these questions directly to EASA itself – they want your views sent to them by JULY 31st 2004.
Fast track link to the EASA forum: <a href=”http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=12″ target=”_blank”>here</a>. (Make sure you read the ‘sticky’ post at the top of the forum list)