AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2021 - 13

AVIATION
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PORTABLE
INTERCOMS

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COMMUNITY GROUP
BACKS EFFORT TO SAVE
EAST HAMPTON AIRPORT
A COMMUNITY GROUP representing businesses

and residents is highlighting the economic
importance of a Long Island, New York, airport that faces an uncertain future.
Federal grant guarantees that have protected the East Hampton Airport against
closure are set to expire on September 20. The
airport generates millions of dollars for the
local economy and is responsible for creating
hundreds of jobs, " all of which could be lost
if the airport were closed, " says the recently
formed East Hampton Community Alliance
on a page of its website dedicated to educating the public about the airport.
The group released an economic impact
study in December that said the airport produces $78 million and more than 870 jobs.
The report noted that in 2019, 46,000 visitors came to the region via the airport, each
spending about $1,700 during stays averaging
three days.
Sean Collins, AOPA's eastern regional
manager, said the study reflected strong community interest in asserting the airport's
importance as a local economic asset.
" The support of the local nonaviation
community demonstrates the value of the
community of educating the local population about the importance of the airport, " he
said. " They are raising public awareness of the
growing threat to the airport, and the value
that would be sacrificed. "
AOPA has long been involved in supporting East Hampton Airport's defenders as they
opposed attempts to constrain the airport.
Over the years, that struggle has gone as far as
litigating local officials' efforts to impose onerous operating restrictions, curfews on flights,
and other aviation-activity limits.
aopa.org/pilot/newyork

NTSB
FAULTS FAA'S
MONITORING
OF FLIGHT
INSTRUCTORS
THE FAA must do a better job

monitoring the effectiveness of flight instructors and
should have a system that
automatically notifies safety
inspectors if an instructor's
students fail practical tests
at an above-average rate, the
NTSB said while investigating
a fatal crash of a Beechcraft
King Air 65-A90 in Mokuleia,
Hawaii, in 2019. The twin turboprop crashed after takeoff
on a parachute jump flight,
killing the pilot and all 10 passengers. The NTSB said the
pilot " had failed three initial
flight tests in his attempts to
obtain his private pilot certificate, instrument rating, and
commercial pilot certificate
after receiving instruction
from a single instructor. The
pilot subsequently passed
each flight test. " In the twoyear period that ended in April
2020, the pass rate of the flight
instructor's other students
was 59 percent. AOPA has
been active in advocating for
the FAA to improve examiner
availability to conduct pilot
testing and take steps to remedy the inadequate oversight
of some individual examiners
that has caused some pilots to
receive requests to undergo
reexamination.
aopa.org/pilot/airmen

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