Radio Licenses for Noncitizen Pilots: Hearing Before a Subcomittee of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Eighty-fifth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 6886 and H.R. 8543, Bills to Amend the Communications Act of 1934 to Authorize, in Certain Cases, the Issuance of Licenses to Noncitizens for the Operation of Radio Stations on Aircraft. April 18, 1958

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1958 - 28 pages
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Page 2 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That...
Page 26 - Notwithstanding paragraph ( 1 ) of this subsection, a license for a radio station on an aircraft may be granted to and held by a person who is an alien or a representative of an alien if such person holds a United States pilot certificate or a foreign aircraft pilot certificate which is valid in the United States on the basis of reciprocal agreements entered into with foreign governments.
Page 2 - States as the Commission finds qualified, except that in issuing licenses for the operation of radio stations on aircraft the Commission may, if it finds that the public interest will be served thereby, waive the requirement of citizenship in the case of persons holding United States pilot certificates or in the case of persons holding foreign aircraft pilot certificates which are valid in the United States on the basis of reciprocal agreements entered into with foreign governments...
Page 1 - Code, 1951 edition) is amended by inserting immediately before the semicolon at the end thereof the following :
Page 14 - ... at or enter the traffic pattern of a designated high density airport unless radio communication with the appropriate air traffic control facility has been established : Provided, That an aircraft not equipped with functioning twoway radio may be operated to or from an airport located within the zone if prior authorization from the appropriate airport traffic control tower has been given.
Page 3 - Enclosed please find six copies of our comments on this bill. The Bureau of the Budget has informed the Commission that it has no objection to the submission of these comments to your committee. Sincerely yours, JOHN C.
Page 2 - ... (1) Have authority to prescribe the qualifications of station operators, to classify them according to the duties to be performed, to fix the forms of such licenses, and to issue them to such citizens of the United States as the Commission finds qualified...
Page 7 - ... and air traffic control facilities. The Commission is concerned since some of these devices will use portions of the radio spectrum. On August 28, 1958, the President signed a bill amending sections 303 (1) and 310 (a) of the Communications Act to permit the' Commission to issue, in certain cases, licenses to noncitizens for radio stations on aircraft and for the operation thereof. The Commission supported this legislation because of the increased air safety consideration. A number of bills affecting...
Page 6 - ... the Interdepartmental Board does not agree or where very important issues are involved the matter is referred to the War Aviation Committee for decision. This committee is composed of the Assistant Secretary of War for Air, The Assistant Secretary of Navy for Air, the Special Aviation Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, and the chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board. The Board...
Page 5 - Although it does not set up any screening mechanism or safeguards it would seem that if in the future a threat to internal security appeared to be present in a particular case that the problem might be met by denial of the particular application for license as not being in the public interest.

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