The issue of air traffic control privatization is not a new one; for the past 25 years airlines have been slowly encroaching on the general aviation community. What was the airlines goal? Control of the airspace. The privatization issue is again come to light – Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) put forth legislation that would separate the entirety of air traffic control from the FAA.
Battle lines have been clearly drawn, but Congress still seems undecided. On one side, you have all of general aviation, on the other, the airlines. The battle is not new, but the stakes are just as high – so why is Congress trying to push this through? Hear why President, Jack Pelton, head of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) opposes privatization.
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