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FAA Issues Interim Policy Guidance for Mitigation of Penetrations to the 20:1 Visual Area Surface: Click here for details


March 13-14: Spring Workshop at Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris, GA. Click here for full information

October 15-17: 2014 Annual Conference & Expo at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, GA

Aerospace Opportunity Exchange will be held October 22, 2013. This day-long learning event will highlight regional aerospace capabilities as well as business opportunities across the state, the Southeast and the world. Click here for full information.

The GAA exhibited at the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association. Here are pictures from the event.

Georgia's airports are featured in the latest issue of Georgia Magazine. A printable version is available here.

PDF versions of presentations given at the 2013 Spring Workshop are now available online.

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Project of the Year Applications are being accepted through Sept. 15. Click here to download the application form.

Online registration is now available for the 2013 Conference and Expo. Click here for details.

The Airport Management Primer is a comprehensive 4-day course being held June 25-28 in Atlanta. Click here for registration information. Please note this event is not sponsored by GAA.

General Aviation Security Training for Police, Fire, and EMS: This free workshop takes place March 28. Click here for the flyer.

2013 Spring Workshop:
March 14 - 15
King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort
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Registration form
Hotel Reservations (use Password: GAA13)

2013 Annual Conference & Expo: October 16 - 18
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA


2012 Annual Conference Was a Huge Success! See photos and documents

2012 Conference Registration materials online


2011 Conference Registration, Tentative Agenda and Sponsorship Forms are now available!

Airport Begins Work For Aviation-Maintenance Program

Legislative Update

Environmental Compliance Minute - Fuel Spill Preparedness

RFP - Services 4J1 - Brantley County Airport


General Aviation Vulnerability Assessment / Help Desk Activated

2009 Conference videos are now online!


Call to Action - Stop LASP!

Proposed Amended GAA By Laws 2009

Aviation News Update

Hartsfield-Jackson Remains a 'Gun-Free Zone'

Georgia Flight: The History of Aviation in Georgia 1907-2007 - Now available from the Georgia Hall of Fame

Loudermilk Appointed Chair of Aviation Subcommittee

Official Comments to TSA's LASP NPRM

Aviation Gets $3 Billion in Stimulus Package Outline

TSA Lists Airports Impacted by LASP Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

2009 Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor Application now available online -
Find out how you can win a Hot Air Balloon Ride by signing up now!


Winter 2008 Georgia Airport Advocate Newsletter now online

TSA Announces Public Meeting Schedule for Large Aircraft Security Program

Airport Sets Rules to Protect Airspace in Pratt, KS

Senate Passes Three Month Extension - Clears Way for President to Sign Bill Into Law


Invitation to Former GATA Members


POFZ Clarification

Safe, Efficient Use and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace

TSA Security Advisory

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View the Boeing Crosswind Technique Video

HR228 - Update

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It has been an interesting session at the State Capitol this time around. Having spent the past few days roaming the halls with Vernon Lee, I have gained even more respect for what the lobbyists are able to do for the Association. Those of you who have experienced the process will attest to the ever-changing mood of the legislature and the political haggling that goes on. I would urge others to take the opportunity to visit Atlanta and witness for yourselves the dynamics of our political process in action.

As you recall, HR228 proposes to amend the Georgia Constitution so that taxes collected on sales and use of jet fuel and aviation gasoline will be appropriated to activities incident to providing and maintaining an adequate system of public-use airports. I am happy to announce that our legislation made it out of committees, rules, and was to be voted upon in the House. Several legislators saw an opportunity to ammend the language to gain funds for their mass transit programs. Representative Carl Rogers has been able to pull the bill off of the docker to evade the additional amendments and hopefully the House will consider later. Duplicate legislation has been introduced in the Senate.

At this time it is still in sub-committee for discussion and Vernon Lee will advise when the Association needs to be involved. I urge all of you to communicate with your representatives regarding our legislation. One thing I have learned is to never assume that others understand the impact of a bill on an industry like ours. It is up to us to educate and inform all those who will listen. I want to publicly thank Vernon Lee again for the tremendous job he does in representing GAA. I also want to acknowledge the wonderful support we get from all of our Representatives.

John Crosby

NBAA Welcomes Senate Attempt to Suspend Onerous "Fuel Fraud" Rules for Business Aviation

Plane on tarmacNBAA commends Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) for introducing a legislative proposal seeking suspension of so-called "fuel fraud"
tax rules that are confusing and time consuming for companies involved in the sale of aircraft fuel, and have the potential to adversely impact aviation infrastructure projects.

 "The business aviation community is grateful to Senator Burns for taking action on this issue of great importance to our industry,"
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "Now, it is time for those
of us in business aviation to do our part to support the Senator's proposal."

Bolen urged everyone in business aviation to send a newly developed message of support for the legislation, available at NBAA's Contact Congress.

The GAA urges all their members to click on the link above and complete the information required for the email to go to congress. It takes just a few short minutes and everyone's support is needed.











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