H.Res. 472: Congratulating and saluting the seventieth anniversary of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and their dedication to general aviation, safety and the important contribution general aviation provides to the United States

H.Res. 472

Congratulating and saluting the seventieth anniversary of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and their dedication to general aviation, safety and the important contribution general aviation provides to the United States

Date
June 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

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.

Bill Summary

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."

 

Background

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.