RIPA monitors the RI State Legislature for aviation-related issues and the FAA for changes in regulations.
Most recently — in conjunction with other aviation-related groups — RIPA was instrumental in relieving the RI sales taxes on aviation purchases.
In past years, RIPA representatives spoke up about having the RI Highway Use Tax eliminated for aviation fuels, and a curfew for Providence was avoided.
Applications for the construction of towers that would conflict with flight and/or airport operations are presented before the members for their comments and responses to both the state of RI and the FAA. Noise complaints, especially those from airport neighbors, are addressed and — if possible — remedies instituted. RIPA’s motto is: “The largest and loudest voice for general aviation in Rhode Island” because RIPA works with the FAA, AOPA, RIAC, State Representatives, local officials, and other aviation organizations, businesses, and interests to make known to them the concerns of our members and of the general aviation population.