“Our members have made clear that they want to be involved, and they want AOPA to be involved,” added Fuller. “This fight will require the coordinated efforts and collective resources of the broad general aviation community, and anyone else who is interested in preserving a right to privacy.”
Contributions to the BARR Legal Defense Fund can be made by sending a check made out to BARR Legal Defense Fund via postal delivery to:
BARR Legal Defense Fund
c/o NBAA and AOPA
P.O. Box 33788
Washington, DC 20033-3788
Please direct inquiries about the fund to:
NBAA: (202) 783-9266, email@example.com
AOPA: (800) 872-2672, firstname.lastname@example.org
"We are dedicated to doing everything we can to stop the DOT’s plan to disable the BARR, and today, we’re taking another step to honor that commitment,” Bolen said. “We know that getting on an airplane shouldn’t be tantamount to forfeiting basic privacy protections, and on behalf of the general aviation community, that’s the case we’re going to make with the court. We look forward to having the support of those in the industry who likewise view privacy as a fundamental right.”
DOT's Move to Dismantle BARR Contested
The three associations will seek an injunction to prevent the decision from taking effect and will ask the courts to invalidate the new policy altogether.
Associations argue that the FAA's revisions to the BARR program are unlawful and should be invalidated.
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