Peterson Introduces Pilot’s Bill of Rights

Feb 27, 2015 Issues: Congressional Issues, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Pilot’s Bill of Rights. H.R. 1062, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights II, would ensure a prospering general aviation industry and build on protections for pilots and aircraft operators.

“The Pilot’s Bill of Rights II takes important steps to strengthen the rights of general aviation pilots and address burdensome government regulations,” Peterson said. “The bill will promote safety while reducing barriers to pilot certification and protecting volunteer pilots who support the public good.”

The legislation would improve upon the current Pilot’s Bill of Rights by reforming the FAA’s medical certification system; continuing the FAA’s NOTAM system to transmit important safety information; and making it easier for pilots to provide no-cost transportation for patients receiving medical treatment, deliver humanitarian aid and assist in disaster relief.

“I applaud Representative Peterson for his leadership in introducing the Pilot’s Bill of Rights II,” General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce said. “This legislation includes much-needed, common-sense reforms for the general aviation community.”

Peterson is a licensed pilot and serves as co-chair of the Congressional Pilot Caucus.