What's New With Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Updated on September 24, 2013
In a Federal Register notice (PDF) published on September 10, 2013, the FAA and NPS announced they had selected Matt Zuccaro to fill an open seat on the NPOAG for air tour industry concerns. Mr. Zuccaro's term will be 3 years.
The following provides call in information for the September 19, 2013 National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) meeting that will be conducted as a telcon. The NPOAG meeting will occur on September 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific time. The public can listen to the proceedings by dialing toll free at (888) 335-6670, and then entering 206536 followed by the "#" sign when prompted for the passcode.
In a Federal Register notice (PDF) published on August 26, 2013 the FAA and NPS announced the next meeting of the NPOAG. The meeting will be conducted as a telecon, and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Daylight Time on September 19, 2013. The NPOAG meeting will be open to the public. Interested persons may listen in on the telecon. Information regarding how the public may access this call in a "listen mode" will be posted on this website by September 12, 2013.
In a Federal Register notice (PDF) published on July 18, 2013 the FAA and NPS announced two openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). The agencies are asking for individuals interested in serving on the NPOAG to express their interest by August 16, 2013. One opening on the NPOAG represents commercial air tour operator concerns and the other opening represents environmental concerns. See the link above to the Federal Register notice for particulars on how to apply.
In a Federal Register notice (PDF) published April 29, 2013, the FAA and NPS announced the termination of the preparation of an ATMP and environmental assessment for Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. The FAA and NPS have stopped this work based upon a provision included in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that exempted parks with 50 or fewer annual commercial air tour operations from the provisions of NPATMA.