AOPA Fights ‘Terrorist’ Declaration

 - January 19, 2007, 9:42 AM

AOPA has requested that the state of Ohio remove a requirement that with their annual aircraft registration renewal aircraft owners in the state sign a declaration  that they are not involved in terrorist activity. They are the only license holders under the state’s DOT required to do this. “Frankly, it is offensive to Ohio’s pilot population to suggest that they are more suspect than people who own boats, trucks or automobiles,” wrote Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of regional affairs, in a letter to the state’s department of public safety.