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Airport reviews 'pilot's bill of rights'

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:57 p.m. CDT

DeKALB - On Monday, April 8, Brandt Madsen, with the law firm of Smith Andersen, will be at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport to discuss the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights” with all pilots and mechanics. The DeKalb area EAA Chapter 241 will host this event at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and the presentation will start promptly at 7 p.m.

Brandt will provide a presentation on the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights” exploring what it is, why it is necessary, and how it applies to every certificate holder. The legislation is a very good first step toward leveling the playing field for airmen and mechanics that find themselves on the wrong side of an FAA investigation.

The meeting will be in the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport FBO building, Fly America (east) hangar at 3232 Pleasant St, DeKalb, IL 60115. All pilots, mechanics, flight instructors and student pilots should plan to attend this informative presentation.

“EAA Chapters are the local aviation families throughout the nation,” said Rose Ellen May, EAA Chapter 241 secretary. “We welcome anyone who sees something special every time an airplane flies overhead and wants to meet others who share that enthusiasm for the unique experience of flight.”

EAA has 1,000 local Chapters around the world, with activities from monthly meetings and airport open houses, to fly-ins and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community, building a stronger bond between local aviators and the public. Other EAA Chapter efforts include Young Eagles rallies, which share the world of flight with young people; aircraft building projects; and work parties that help maintain a local flight facility.

Most EAA Chapter members are pilots, but non-flying aviation enthusiasts are always welcome. Upcoming events include our annual Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 2 and the Young Eagle Flight Rally, where kids fly free, on Saturday, June 8.

More information is available at www.eaa241.org.

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