Source: Andalusia Star News
South Alabama Regional Airport board members have learned about H.R. 2997, which would privatize air traffic control and separate it from the FAA. Needless to say, there are some concerns regarding general aviation. Many rural airports that are serviced by general aviation members would be severely hurt and could receive less funding and potentially implantation of fees if the bill passes. Many rural communities would be hurt and left without transportation to other parts of the country, which spells disaster for local economies.