Editor's Log

July 2007 Issue

Departures/Arrivals

Back in 1996, Congress decided subsequent FAA Administrators should have a five-year minimum term. Supposedly, this decision was made to prevent political meddling in the agency’s affairs and ensure the FAA would make the "right" decisions. Right. This was, for what it’s worth, the same law removing from the agency’s mandate the concept of promoting aviation.

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