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Missourians are not affected greatly by regulations

September 21, 2001
By: Julie Kroenig
State Capital Bureau

Hundreds of noncommercial aircraft are grounded, but Missouri businesses are saying they are not affected by it.

Julie Kroenig has the story in Jefferson City.

Missouri state agencies and hospitals say that new regulations are minor setbacks to getting up in the air.

Jeff Hoelscher from the University Hospital in Columbia says that the regulations are not affecting the service to the patient.

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FILL:It just takes a little bit more time.

The Missouri Highway and Water Patrol both say they have not had any problems.

The Highway Patrol says that they have had to stop doing speed checks by air.

No one else had any other changes to report.

From the capital, Julie Kroenig

Date:September 21, 2001

By: Julie Kroenig

State Capital Bureau

Hundreds of noncommercial aircraft are grounded, but most in Missouri say it's not affecting them.

Julie Kroenig has the story in Jefferson City.

All aircraft in Missouri is required to get permission to go up, follow a flight plan on every leg of its journey, and maintain communication with air traffic control.

Hospitals said that it takes about ten minutes to get in the air, but it is not affecting patient care.

State agencies said they need to alter some of their regular procedures, but it is business as usual now at the Department of Conservation.

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The Missouri Highway patrol says that besides a few procedural changes they are still able to get flights out in emergencies.

Julie Kroenig from the capital.