"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

It is increasingly evident that as pilots and aviation enthusiasts, we must be proactive in our efforts to protect our priviledge to fly.

Below is a set of tools to aid you in this quest to stay informed and most importantly, to let your voice be heard at all levels of government.

For all EAA governmental questions, please send to govt@eaa.org.

Important Michigan Legislation!!!

AOPA needs your help supporting two House Bills for sales tax exemptions in Michigan.
I am writing you to support Michigan House Bill 4350 and House Bill 4351. This legislation could directly affect those of you who own aircraft registered in Michigan.

Under the current law, only aircraft parts that are used in the repair or maintenance of general aviation (GA) aircraft NOT based or registered in Michigan are exempt from the 6% state sales tax. This means that approximately 6,000 operable GA aircraft based in Michigan are rewarded by taking their repair and maintenance business out of state. Ohio has had an exemption for parts and maintenance since 2008, Indiana repealed sales tax on parts and maintenance in 2013, and Wisconsin enacted a sales tax exemption on parts and maintenance in 2013 as well.

AOPA supports this legislation as it will promote GA maintenance business within Michigan and provide our members who operate GA aircraft a fair and suitable sales tax law. Michigan law already provides the exemption for all GA repair parts and maintenance for out of state customers, it is time to allow GA aircraft registered in the State of Michigan the same exemption.

I am asking for your help. Please contact your state representative, and politely urge he or she to support Michigan HB4350 and HB4351. If you don’t know who your representative is, please use the link below to find their contact information.



EAA Government Advocacy Page

AOPA Advocacy Page

AASHTO Standing Committee on Aviation

AAAE Federal Affairs

THOMAS (U.S. Legislative Information)

Michigan Legislative Search ( select aeronautics and click show bills)




U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

The White House

Federal Avaition Administration (FAA)

US Department of Homeland Security



Michigan Legislature

Michigan Senate

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Aeronautics Commission

MDOT Bureau of Aeronautics


Capital Region Airport Authority

Ingham County, Michigan

City of Mason, Michigan

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce

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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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