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White House budget contains user fee despite opposition

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2014

Despite vocal opposition from Congress and the aviation community, President Obama’s latest budget proposal again calls for a $100-per-flight user fee.

Congressional leaders say no to user fees

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

Key congressional leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama reminding him of their strong opposition to user fees in advance of his upcoming budget.

Budget plan protects GA

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2014

Key general aviation programs are protected under an omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate. It also prohibits new aviation user fees.

2014 budget could favor FAA

Advocacy | Dec 23, 2013

The budget deal is good news for the FAA, but it’s too soon to say exactly how much money will go to the agency.

EAA petitions court to nix FAA ATC fees

Article | Jul 08, 2013

EAA is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to provide relief from fees imposed by the FAA to cover AirVenture air traffic control costs.

Waypoints: All in the family

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Just as it's important to check in with those whacky relatives in your extended family from time to time, it's good that general aviation keeps tabs on what is happening in our extended aviation family. What crazy Aunt Mary says to Cousin Suzie can sometimes have widespread consequences in the family.

EAA mobilizes against AirVenture user fees

Article | Jun 04, 2013

EAA is calling on pilots for help to prevent user fees from being imposed on EAA AirVenture 2013. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said imposing such a fee puts "a price tag" on safety.

AOPA Objects to FAA Plan to charge for AirVenture Controllers

News release | May 22, 2013

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today denounced an FAA plan to charge the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for the travel costs, per diem expenses and overtime pay of the air traffic controllers it deploys to staff Air Venture, EAA’s annual aviation fly-in, expo and airshow and the largest gathering of civil aircraft on earth.