|Sponsor||Rep. Dent, Charles W.|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||June 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.Res. 472 will be considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) on May 21, 2009.
H.Res. 472 resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Congratulates and salutes the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for celebrating its 70th anniversary;
• "Commends the AOPA for creating the AOPA Air Safety Foundation nearly 60 years ago to improve general aviation safety;
• "Commends the AOPA for helping lead the recovery of the United States general aviation light aircraft manufacturing industry; and
• "Commends the AOPA for setting the stage for development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System."
According to the resolution's findings, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) was formed 70 years ago, in May 1939. The AOPA represents more than 415,000 members, or 7 out of every 10 pilots in the United States. The organization provides those pilots with education, information, and advocacy at all levels of government.