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SSA Transponder Petition Published

The SSA petition asks that SSA members be allowed to operate transponder-equipped gliders with the transponders turned off, when the glider is being operated more than 40 nautical miles from the primary airport in Class B airspace and more than 20 nautical miles from the primary airport in Class C airspace. Currently, Federal Aviation Regulation 91.215[c] requires that all aircraft equipped with a transponder and operating in controlled airspace have the transponder on.

SSA encourages all members affected by this regulation to submit comments to the docket. Comments must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before March 1, 2004.

You may submit comments, identified by DOT DMS Docket Number FAA-2003-16475, by any of the following methods:

- Web Site: DMS DOT Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.

- Fax: 1-202-493-2251.

- Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-001.

- Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

- Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Regulations Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to DMS DOT at any time or to Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Posted: 2/19/2004 By: General News


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