This proposal is nothing more than a cynical attempt to shift FAA costs to a different set of taxpayers, and to take control of the agency away from Congress and put in the hands of unelected bureaucrats and airline executives. It doesn't save money, and it doesn't make the FAA more efficient. This bill would be disaster for consumers, general aviation pilots, and all the communities—ignored by the airlines—that depend upon general aviation for safety, commerce, and air transportation. Our government is backing away from the safest and most efficient air transportation system in the world, and setting in motion the steps toward privatization.
AOPA President, Phil Boyer