Senator flying lessons

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Federal aviation officials are getting a lesson on the pitfalls of crossing a senior senator.

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe to take remedial piloting lessons after he landed his plane on a closed runway at a rural South Texas airport last October, sending workers on the ground scrambling.

Now the veteran pilot has introduced a bill to strengthen the position of pilots when contesting FAA enforcement of safety rules in cases like his.

The FAA said it is reviewing the legislation.


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