...To GA Dismay
General aviation advocacy groups are growing weary of the TSA revolving door. "We need consistent and steady leadership by the individuals that shape our fragile flight environment," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. Each new leader needs to be convinced that GA aircraft are not a threat and educated about the nature and needs of small airports, a frustrating exercise when they keep leaving. Stone had appeared last October at AOPA Expo in Long Beach, Calif., where he showed a willingness to listen to the concerns of GA pilots. He also had worked closely with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) on plans to reopen Reagan Washington National Airport. "We hope that Admiral Stone's successor will demonstrate the same openness and desire to understand and work with the industry," Boyer said on Friday.