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Senate Confirms Two New NTSB Board Members.

NTSB Board now back to full staff of five. The Senate Tuesday night confirmed two nominees to the National Transportation Safety Board, a vote that now brings the Board back to full strength with five members. 

Bruce Landsberg, a Republican, was confirmed to fill the slot of vice chairman Christopher A. Hart, a term that runs until December 31, 2022. President Donald Trump first nominated Landsberg in late September 2017. Like the current NTSB Chairman Robert L Sumwalt, Bruce is a South Carolina native. Bruce is the former executive director of the AOPA Foundation, where he served from May 1992 until May 2010. He also served as president of the AOPA Foundation and the Air Safety Institute between May 2010 and December 2014. Bruce was associate editor of Flying magazine between February 1980 and March 1981.

Also confirmed was Jennifer Homendy, a Democrat from Virginia. Homendy’s was nominated by the President in April 2018 for a term that runs until December 31, 2019. She served as Democratic Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, a position she has held since 2004. Homendy advises members of Congress on legislation involving railroads, the safety of oil and natural gas pipelines, and the transportation of hazardous materials. She also worked for the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Lunch with Charlie Sidenstricker!

We had a nice gathering for Charlie as he returned to Mt. Pleasant for a recent visit!  Charlie and Pat are enjoying their tradition of having ice cream after lunch! Tripp and Charlie were able to "sit in formation" as well!  Good times had by all!

All of the ECPA Members wish you the best, Charlie!


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