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Congress Demands Medicals for Balloons

In the wake of the NTSB report on the deadly hot air balloon crash at Lockhard, Texas, a bipartisan group of three Texas Congressmen and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have introduced bills in both chambers to require medical certificates for operators of hot air balloons. Pilots of hot air balloons are not currently required to have a medical certificate, even at the commercial level.

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