Sen. Inhofe introduces a 'pilot's bill of rights'

The bill, S. 1335, would require the FAA to provide evidence in its sanctions against pilots within 30 days, allows for court appeals of FAA decisions and "clarifies statutory deference" between the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, which reviews FAA decisions. 

The measure is co-sponsored by 24 senators, including Democrats Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (Ark.) and Mark BegichMark BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (Alaska). 

“In Alaska, we understand the need to look out for the best interests of general aviation pilots because aviation is such a vital part of life for so many of our communities," Begich said in a statement released by Inhofe's office. "It’s important that general aviation pilots receive fair treatment and up-to-date information from the FAA to help keep food, medicine, and mail moving across our state and arriving safely in the hands of the Alaskans who need it.”