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Senator Jim Inhofe Takes On FAA With New Legislation

There are 23 comments on the NewsOn6 Tulsa story from Jul 10, 2011, titled Senator Jim Inhofe Takes On FAA With New Legislation. In it, NewsOn6 Tulsa reports that:

After Sen. James Inhofe landed his small plane on a closed runway at a rural South Texas airport last October and sent workers on the ground scrambling, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered him to take remedial piloting lessons.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1 Jul 10, 2011
I hope it addresses Obama's flying in circles and creating more debt on purpose.

PALIN: The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar...PALIN NAILS IT DOWN. OBAMA STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.

Senate Democrats have drafted a sweeping debt-reduction plan that would slice $4 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade without touching the expensive health and retirement programs targeted by President Obama. SHOWING OBAMA IS THE ONE TRYING TO CUT HEALTH BENEFITS AND SOCIAL SECURITY.

Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota seized on the issue and used the first television commercial of her campaign to highlight her opposition to raising the debt ceiling. She drew enthusiastic applause on Saturday as she amplified her position.

“It’s time for tough love,” Mrs. Bachmann told supporters at a rally.“Don’t let them scare you by telling you that the country’s going to fall apart.”

At a rally on Saturday afternoon, the crowd cheered when Mrs. Bachmann declared her intention to vote against any compromise. She referred to Congress as “a dysfunctional family.”

“We need a new day in Washington,” she said.“We need a new sheriff.”
Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#2 Jul 10, 2011
Typical right wing rethug. Incompetent, can't follow the rules so he makes his own. Sounds senile to me! The skies will be safer when he's grounded!

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Jul 10, 2011
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Typical right wing rethug. Incompetent, can't follow the rules so he makes his own. Sounds senile to me! The skies will be safer when he's grounded!
I wonder if the fact that 570,000 pilots and 25 senators agree with him scratches your itch any?

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#4 Jul 10, 2011
Bama Yankee wrote:
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I wonder if the fact that 570,000 pilots and 25 senators agree with him scratches your itch any?
570,000 pilots think it is OK to land on a closed runway with construction vehicles on it?

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 Jul 10, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>570,000 pilots think it is OK to land on a closed runway with construction vehicles on it?
I see your reading comprehension is down to its sub par standard.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#6 Jul 10, 2011
Bama Yankee wrote:
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I see your reading comprehension is down to its sub par standard.
Yeah but I bet I could see a big yellow X painted on a runway with trucks parked on it.
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#7 Jul 10, 2011
He was probably drunk and flying.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#8 Jul 10, 2011
What a Pack of NIT WITS here.Ya do not know what yer talking about..Except the guy is a republican......were it pelosi,or ac Kenndey ..you numbnuts would be Slient!..

.I have belonged to AOPA for over 30 yrs.over 400,000 of us,Pilots all,...and when they stand with the Senator,its good enough for me..facts are facts..not RABID ,MAD DOG VICIOUS LOONY MAGGOT BULLSHIT...

Facts are the FAA is a den of political Appointees,and they act like NAZI'S..I know!

Inhofe's bill is backed by private pilots' groups. They include the powerful Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which has about 400,000 members, and the Experimental Aircraft Association, which has about 170,000 members. One-quarter of the Senate had agreed to co-sponsor the bill before it was introduced.

Sen. Inhofe introduces a 'pilot's bill of rights'

Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe (R) said this week he was filing legislation to create a "Pilot's Bill of Rights" that would place limits on the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The bill, S. 1335, would require the FAA to provide evidence in its sanctions against pilots within 30 days, allows for court appeals of FAA decisions and "clarifies statutory deference" between the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, which reviews FAA decisions


The measure is co-sponsored by 24 senators, including Democrats Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Mark Begich (Alaska).....would not be an ALASKA were it not for pilots...But the FRIGGEN FAA busts Balls ..just because they can!..They want to make General aviation NON EXISTENT IN AMERICA!..like Europe...Get the facts Morons...
scout

Castro Valley, CA

#9 Jul 11, 2011
Long past time to totally dismantle all fed agencies. They are anti-Christ and anti-American. Plus, all parasitic upon the taxpayer dime.

Take their money and they will leave.
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Jul 11, 2011
Inhofe has been flying for years and it has been just fine with him. Why is it when he gets in trouble the FAA needs to change? Does Inhofe think it is ok if it is happening to others but now it effects him and so something must be done. Why is it a politician wants to fix something if it effects them and not others?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#11 Jul 11, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah but I bet I could see a big yellow X painted on a runway with trucks parked on it.
As usual shooting off your mouth without all the facts.

Another FAA document states that Inhofe admitted he was "showing a new hire employee seated in the right seat how the technology of the cockpit instrumentation worked" just before the incident.

The document also states that Inhofe's secretary called the airport the day before the incident, and was not informed of a runway closure.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#12 Jul 11, 2011
Chuckie wrote:
He was probably drunk and flying.
Why do you feel the need to lie..........Mr. Independent. The liberal scum is leaking out of your shorts again.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#13 Jul 11, 2011
Another chronic alcoholic like Johnny "The Puke of Orange" Boner, scotch glass in hand, golf club int he other, and still thinking he can fly.

Ground this nasty bastard, and toss his rancid ass in jail.

The rules, no matter where they are, don't apply to Rethuglicans.
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#14 Jul 11, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you feel the need to lie..........Mr. Independent. The liberal scum is leaking out of your shorts again.
You get touchy talking about the liberal republican scumbags. It is because you are one of them. Le Bimbo the blonde copy and pasty artist. How about the article about the republican scumbag politicians taking you for a cleaning. Have they sent you your bucket of vaseline yet?
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Jul 11, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
I hope it addresses Obama's flying in circles and creating more debt on purpose.
PALIN: The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar...PALIN NAILS IT DOWN. OBAMA STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.
Senate Democrats have drafted a sweeping debt-reduction plan that would slice $4 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade without touching the expensive health and retirement programs targeted by President Obama. SHOWING OBAMA IS THE ONE TRYING TO CUT HEALTH BENEFITS AND SOCIAL SECURITY.
Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota seized on the issue and used the first television commercial of her campaign to highlight her opposition to raising the debt ceiling. She drew enthusiastic applause on Saturday as she amplified her position.
“It’s time for tough love,” Mrs. Bachmann told supporters at a rally.“Don’t let them scare you by telling you that the country’s going to fall apart.”
At a rally on Saturday afternoon, the crowd cheered when Mrs. Bachmann declared her intention to vote against any compromise. She referred to Congress as “a dysfunctional family.”
“We need a new day in Washington,” she said.“We need a new sheriff.”
There you go again with your copy and paste lies.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#16 Jul 11, 2011
Chuckie wrote:
Inhofe has been flying for years and it has been just fine with him. Why is it when he gets in trouble the FAA needs to change? Does Inhofe think it is ok if it is happening to others but now it effects him and so something must be done. Why is it a politician wants to fix something if it effects them and not others?
BROKEN ARROW..been there many MOONS ago1..yes the Senator got caught in that Fly Paper of an out of control Bureaucratic OLE BOY CLUB, the FAA...no court of appeal here..no judge..yer at the mercy of Entrenched little megalomaniacs....Since WALDO PEPPER,?Problems!

President Franklin D. Roosevelt split the authority into two agencies in 1940, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). CAA was responsible for ATC, airman and aircraft certification, safety enforcement, and airway development. CAB was entrusted with safety regulation, accident investigation, and economic regulation of the airlines. The CAA was part of the Department of Commerce. The CAB was an independent

They really over the years have made Commercial flying not as safe as it can be....

Many experts on FAA have been critical of what they perceive as fundamental problems with the agency in conducting oversight on the airlines and pilots, predicated on the belief, as expressed by FAA itself, that both the airlines and pilots are their customers. Retired NASA Office of Inspector General Senior Special Agent Joseph Gutheinz, who formerly was a Special Agent with both the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and FAA Security, is one of the most outspoken critics of FAA. Rather than commend the agency for imposing a 10.2 million dollar fine against Southwest Airlines for its failure to conduct mandatory inspections in 2008, he was quoted as saying the following in an Associated Press story: "Penalties against airlines that violate FAA directives should be stiffer. At $25,000 per violation,(which is how the 10.2 million dollar figure was reached) Gutheinz said, airlines can justify rolling the dice and taking the chance on getting caught. He also said the FAA is often too quick to bend to pressure from airlines .

for ya see its always the MONEY,INFLUENCE,BRIBES,KICK BACKS and POLITICS..the administrators are all POLITICAL APPOINTEES...they know where their check is coming from!...factor in the UNIONS??..why its worse than the Post Office,GE,or GM

The little guy always gets squished!!

I belong to the AOPA for over 30yrs.. Still flying...I can tell you terrible stories about these AIR STORM TROOPERS ARROGANT ,HAUGHTY,DEMING with their dealings with the general Aviation people..for You see they would like to abolish civil flying!..like Russia,Europe has...hope this helps you ,Because DUDE you do not know what yer talking about!just enlightening you..it may help?? then again??If not you someone else!

The Senator is correct and does have huge support!

BROKEN ARROW..1950 flick..Great ..'JIMMY STEWART"
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#17 Jul 11, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
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BROKEN ARROW..been there many MOONS ago1..yes the Senator got caught in that Fly Paper of an out of control Bureaucratic OLE BOY CLUB, the FAA...no court of appeal here..no judge..yer at the mercy of Entrenched little megalomaniacs....Since WALDO PEPPER,?Problems!
President Franklin D. Roosevelt split the authority into two agencies in 1940, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). CAA was responsible for ATC, airman and aircraft certification, safety enforcement, and airway development. CAB was entrusted with safety regulation, accident investigation, and economic regulation of the airlines. The CAA was part of the Department of Commerce. The CAB was an independent
They really over the years have made Commercial flying not as safe as it can be....
Many experts on FAA have been critical of what they perceive as fundamental problems with the agency in conducting oversight on the airlines and pilots, predicated on the belief, as expressed by FAA itself, that both the airlines and pilots are their customers. Retired NASA Office of Inspector General Senior Special Agent Joseph Gutheinz, who formerly was a Special Agent with both the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and FAA Security, is one of the most outspoken critics of FAA. Rather than commend the agency for imposing a 10.2 million dollar fine against Southwest Airlines for its failure to conduct mandatory inspections in 2008, he was quoted as saying the following in an Associated Press story: "Penalties against airlines that violate FAA directives should be stiffer. At $25,000 per violation,(which is how the 10.2 million dollar figure was reached) Gutheinz said, airlines can justify rolling the dice and taking the chance on getting caught. He also said the FAA is often too quick to bend to pressure from airlines .
for ya see its always the MONEY,INFLUENCE,BRIBES,KICK BACKS and POLITICS..the administrators are all POLITICAL APPOINTEES...they know where their check is coming from!...factor in the UNIONS??..why its worse than the Post Office,GE,or GM
The little guy always gets squished!!
I belong to the AOPA for over 30yrs.. Still flying...I can tell you terrible stories about these AIR STORM TROOPERS ARROGANT ,HAUGHTY,DEMING with their dealings with the general Aviation people..for You see they would like to abolish civil flying!..like Russia,Europe has...hope this helps you ,Because DUDE you do not know what yer talking about!just enlightening you..it may help?? then again??If not you someone else!
The Senator is correct and does have huge support!
BROKEN ARROW..1950 flick..Great ..'JIMMY STEWART"
So why hasn't he addressed this issue years earlier? Why did it take for some thing to happen to him before anything was done?
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#18 Jul 11, 2011
Chuckie wrote:
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So why hasn't he addressed this issue years earlier? Why did it take for some thing to happen to him before anything was done?
Good question...however ,if you ever dealt with the IRS..you may feel some sympathy...its the same.Change for justice,or respect does not come easy.....often ya gotta lawyer up...but in the FAA its finial...they bury you!..Thats why The Sen. is now trying...Yes he got BITE, and I'm glad he in a power position to now try...Again..the whole general Aviation community is with him. Pilots know!!Lots of politicians fly....In Alaska ,one of the most aviation dependent places in America...Freedom of the sky,within the law is life for the whole state..An unaccountable FAA is not!...so If ya want to beat up on him because he is a Republican,,go ahead! its TOPIX!,...but the lunatic allegations by some ,are pure stupidly.....Send my Regards to COCHISE!
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Jul 11, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
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Good question...however ,if you ever dealt with the IRS..you may feel some sympathy...its the same.Change for justice,or respect does not come easy.....often ya gotta lawyer up...but in the FAA its finial...they bury you!..Thats why The Sen. is now trying...Yes he got BITE, and I'm glad he in a power position to now try...Again..the whole general Aviation community is with him. Pilots know!!Lots of politicians fly....In Alaska ,one of the most aviation dependent places in America...Freedom of the sky,within the law is life for the whole state..An unaccountable FAA is not!...so If ya want to beat up on him because he is a Republican,,go ahead! its TOPIX!,...but the lunatic allegations by some ,are pure stupidly.....Send my Regards to COCHISE!
I do not have much knowledge of the FAA and you would know far more than I. If what you say is true about the FAA I am agreement and hope he gets some thing done. Jim Inhofe is the representative from my district(I voted for him and a few other ties to him) and has been for a very long time. He was also mayor of Tulsa at one time. It frustrating nothing gets done about such things like the FAA unless some thing goes wrong for a member of Congress. I would have hoped these problems would have been addressed before now. More frustrated with him and other republicans than anything.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#20 Jul 11, 2011
Chuckie wrote:
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I do not have much knowledge of the FAA and you would know far more than I. If what you say is true about the FAA I am agreement and hope he gets some thing done. Jim Inhofe is the representative from my district(I voted for him and a few other ties to him) and has been for a very long time. He was also mayor of Tulsa at one time. It frustrating nothing gets done about such things like the FAA unless some thing goes wrong for a member of Congress. I would have hoped these problems would have been addressed before now. More frustrated with him and other republicans than anything.
I do not know too much about him,not much of a GREEN guy i hear!...but with anything Aviation,I'm interested....and to be honest with you,I would support anyone who would improve and correct the system for one purpose ..to make it more effective,accessible,and honest.!

Alaska’s Senators are backing what’s being called a “Pilot’s Bill of Rights.” The legislation proposed by Oklahoma Senator and pilot Jim Inhofe aims to grant aviators more access to information and clarifies Federal Aviation Administration rules....
Have to fight to get this basic information it seems!!

Thanx for letting me "BLOVIATE" with you...it was fun ,here on TOPIX...good luck to You!!...CHEERS!!

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