...Alphabets In The Wings

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As with every legislative bid to reopen DCA to GA the alphabet groups, including AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), are following the progress in minute detail. AOPA's legislative affairs staff met with the politicians involved to let them know about GA security measures that have already been implemented, such as Airport Watch and the guidelines established jointly between the industry and the Transportation Security Administration. NBAA President Ed Bolen said the initiatives are long overdue. "By their actions, House leaders are reaffirming that the time has long since come and gone for federal security officials to implement a plan that protects security while bringing economic activity back to National Airport," Bolen said.