U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a general aviation pilot with more than 11,000 flight hours, announced a discussion draft for legislation to establish a National Center for the Advancement of Aviation and requested comments and feedback from the general aviation community.
“Standing up a national center to advance aviation by facilitating ideas and cooperation would help us address the demands and opportunities associated with a safe and vibrant national aviation system and would foster the collaborative partnership across all stakeholders to maintain our nation’s leadership and comparative advantage in aviation,” Inhofe said.
“My legislation would form an independent, non-government center tasked with four key goals to support the future of American aviation: foster a diverse and reinvigorated aviation workforce, facilitate new and expanded STEM educational opportunities for high school students interested in aviation, serve as a central repository of safety and economic data, and support research and collaborate on training methods and new technologies.”
Comments and suggestions can be submitted online here: http://bit.ly/InhofeNCAA
Inhofe will also be hosting a forum at 10 am on July 27 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to discuss the legislation, receive feedback and take questions.