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User fee prospects fade in Congress

Advocacy | Mar 02, 2012

A groundswell of opposition awaits the Obama administration's proposal for a $100 aviation user fee if it ever reaches the House floor--but it won't, said House aviation subcommittee Chairman Tom Petri (R-Wis.). Petri on March 1 fired off a letter bearing 195 congressional signatures to President Barack Obama, reminding him that user fees have been proposed by presidents of both parties but were overwhelmingly defeated each time.

Proposed FAA budget cuts grants, tax incentives

Advocacy | Feb 23, 2012

Industry leaders are preparing for another fight over user fees, but the president's proposed budget is also drawing criticism on other fronts.

User-fee resistance (again) on the move

Advocacy | Feb 22, 2012

General aviation's supporters in Congress are moving again to resist the Obama Administration's latest effort to impose fees on users of the air traffic system.

User fees in White House FY2013 budget

Advocacy | Feb 13, 2012

The White House budget released Feb. 13 would impose a $100-per-flight fee for air traffic services.

Long-term FAA bill clears Congress, heads to president

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2012

The Senate, following up on House action last week, has passed a four-year, $63.4 billion FAA reauthorization bill with no user fees or fuel-tax increases. The bill, now headed to the desk of President Barack Obama for signing, would give the FAA its first long-term operating authority since 2007.

Odds are good to quash user fees in 2012, Fuller says

Advocacy | Jan 20, 2012

What are the chances of stopping the latest push for user fees, one attendee asked during AOPA President Craig Fuller's pilot town hall Jan. 20 at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Florida. The odds are good, Fuller said - this year, at least.

The fight against user fees

Advocacy | Jan 17, 2012

The general aviation community has fought user fees many times before - and won. Now, AOPA and a united front of aviation groups are girding for a new and familiar fight.

White House: 'Why we need aviation user fees'

Advocacy | Jan 13, 2012

After almost 9,000 people urged the president to take damaging aviation user fees off the table, the administration on Jan. 13 offered its response: No way.

Alliance for Aviation Across America

Video | Jun 07, 2010

Advocating for GA and telling our story

Harrison Ford - GA Caucus

Video | Apr 28, 2010