Fayette Tribune: West Virginia Depends on General Aviation

Aviation is something I was born into. My father purchased his first plane in 1947 and got his pilot license because my mother missed Columbus, Ohio. He’d rather spend an hour and a half in the air than drive for 12 hours. It was a passion he shared with the family...

THE REGISTER-GUARD: Don’t privatize air traffic control

I am responding to a recent letter from Sean Williams, who works for an airline lobbying group that spends millions of dollars to convince Congress to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system and hand over control to big airlines and their allies. Under...

Sierra Sun: Opinion – General aviation critical to safety

We are all very much aware of how devastating the wildfires have been this past year. For many Californians tuning into the news, you often see the image of an air tanker or helicopter flying over fires dropping fire retardant to slow or stop the spread of these...

Las Vegas Sun: Why privatize air traffic? Reasoning just doesn’t fly

In light of more pressing problems, the one thing that Congress needs like a hole in the head is a plan to revamp the nation’s air traffic control system. After all, safety is not in question. Yet the airlines, led by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., continue to push...

The Independent: Modernize, don’t privatize, air traffic control

Even though it flies under the radar sometimes, the Fairbury Municipal Airport has been here for decades, and it is the unseen backbone for our community. Visitors use our airport for travel, business and, occasionally, for medical services. Our three agricultural...