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EAA Welcomes Senior FAA Officials to 2008 Recreational Aviation Summit



From left, EAA's Earl Lawrence with FAA's Nick Sabatini and John Hickey at the start of Wednesday's EAA/FAA 2008 Recreational Aviation Summit.

January 23, 2008 — Senior staff from FAA are in Oshkosh today to meet with EAA officials at the 2008 EAA/FAA Recreational Aviation Summit. More than a dozen FAA officials, led by Associate Administrator Nick Sabatini, will discuss specific items regarding various segments of the grassroots aviation community. Among the topics on the agenda are sport pilot/light-sport aircraft; aerobatics; experimental/amateur-builts; vintage aircraft; warbirds; aviation safety; and aviation fuel. Plans will also be made for FAA participation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 - where many of the action items determined today will be updated.

"It's all about working together," Sabatini said. "We can solve any problems we have when government and industry are able to work together like this."

Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, commented, "With EAA's diverse membership and that of our affiliate associations, these summit meetings have proven to be very effective in identifying what's most important in the community and how best to prioritize resources to solve problems."

Watch for continuing coverage of the 2008 FAA/EAA Recreational Aviation Summit on EAA and affiliate websites as well in the upcoming editions of EAA print publications.

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