New FAA Chief Blakey To Meet The GA Crowds At AirVenture

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FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, who took over the helm from Jane Garvey last September, makes her first visit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this week. Blakey will appear at the perennial "Meet The Administrator" event on Thursday morning. The open session includes an often-boisterous and always-interesting question-and-answer period. Thursday evening, Blakey will present the 2003 National General Aviation Awards to the Flight Instructor, Maintenance Technician, Avionics Technician, and Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. On Friday, she will present an airworthiness certificate to EAA for its 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction, authorizing its commemorative flight this December at Kitty Hawk.