From Kathy Lubitz, UPAC:
I’ve attached the text of new aerodrome consultation requirement – NPA -Responsible Aerodrome Development. It requires all new aerodromes and changes to existing ones to have a consultation process completed before it can go ahead. See the details in the NPA (attached). To see the other associated documents go to http://bit.ly/1EOk4u4
This will be a real hardship for anyone wanting to put in a small private grass strip.
The slant of the proposed regulation can be seen in the Triage note on page 4 of 12 that says a “small” aerodrome is considered to be 100 employees or less and a gross annual income of between $30,000 and $5 million. Some aerodromes have no income and no employees. Recreational aviation was ignored in the development of this NPA.
Also attached is a word document of my general impression of the NPA text and some specific problems with it. There are many other problems.
This is serious! . Take the time to read and understand the proposed regulation and then send in your comments. Email address and deadlines are in the attached Word file. Circulate this email and ask others to do the same.
Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada.
If you have trouble rereading the attachments, contact me and I will get them to you in another format.