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Let Your Voice Be Heard
Speak Out to Save our Airways
In the Flight Plan section of our Winter 1999/2000 issue, editor John Kounis () writes that our rights to fly over national parks are in jeopardy. Legislation has been approved to raise the floor of the Marble Canyon sector of the Grand Canyon Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) effective January 2000. This will permanently render off-limits the area where we photographed the cover of the Spring 1999 issue.
Many of us are alarmed when decisions to restrict airspace are based on political agendas, rather than safety. We also want to offer feedback to our legislators, but sometimes do not know how to let our voice be heard.
We want to help you be heard. Below are links to sites that let you find out who your legislators are and how to contact them either by mail or email. You can also download a sample letter in Microsoft Word and text formats. Feel free to use any part of this letter to help save our airspace.
Download a sample letter:
(Note: Clicking on the above links will bring up the document automatically. Windows users can right-mouse-click on the link and select "Save Target As" or"Save Link As" to download the file. Macintosh users can click and hold until another menu pops up, giving you the option to download.)
Legislator Website Links:
Find out who your senators are and follow links to their websites:
An alphabetical list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of senators:
The following has links to representatives' home pages and includes a method of emailing a letter: