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deductions for volunteer flights, and make
FAA waivers allowing VPOs to reimburse pilots for fuel easier to obtain. It
also worked with the FAA to develop and
establish procedures for the use of the
Compassion call sign.
After a series of commercial sightseeing flight accidents, in 2007 Congress
explored legislation to compel new FARs
that would have hamstrung volunteer flying. ACA board members Murrow and Jeff
Kahn testified before Congress, providing
suggested language that would preserve
volunteer pilot operations. Following the
hearings, the FAA issued a final rule that
followed ACA recommendations.
At the same time, high-profile volunteer flight accidents led to NTSB
recommendations that could have
resulted in FARs restricting volunteer
pilot operations. The ACA worked with
VPOs to encourage a greater emphasis on
safety training and, in conjunction with
the Air Safety Institute, helped develop
the current AOPA online training course,
Public Benefit Flying: Balancing Safety
and Compassion. The NTSB accepted the
ACA's work and did not push for regulatory change.
On its website and through its newsletter, the ACA provides a library of
best-practice recommendations and FAR
compliance guidelines for VPOs and volunteer pilots. It also guides pilots who
want to volunteer with VPOs, as well as
people needing the help VPOs provide.
This year, as the COVID-19 crisis escalated, the ACA quickly published, and
regularly updated, recommended operational guidelines for VPOs and pilots.
Entering its fourth decade, the ACA continues increasing its support to VPOs,
volunteer pilots, and those served by them.
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