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Aircraft Use Now Included in New Mexico Recreational Use Statue
Thanks to the hard work of RAF Member Ron Krohn, and support from many others, the Governor of New Mexico signed into law House Bill 12 on April 6th. This law adds "operation of aircraft" to the state's existing Recreational Use Statute. “This is a great step for the recreational pilots, the backcountry, and of course, the state of New Mexico” said New Mexico Pilot Association (NMPA) President Joyce Woods.
NMPA and RAF member Dave Hamann provided essential legislative contacts to this process.
In announcing the news, Ron said, "I am very pleased to report that Governor Susana Martinez has signed the bill into law! I would like to especially thank Rep. Jim Trujillo (D) and Rep. Jim White (R) who supported this legislation throughout the process. These efforts, combined with the support and assistance of the RAF, and the individual NMPA members who reached out to their respective legislators, was instrumental in moving this project to a successful completion."