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FAA Funding Debate - FAA's ArgumentsFAA Funding Debate - FAA's Arguments

AOPA FAA Funding Debate

The FAA's arguments

FICTION: General aviation could be excluded from user fees

FACT: User fees always spread, despite the promises. Canada, for example, promised that GA would only have to pay an annual fee. In fact, GA continues to pay a fuel tax (which doesn't support aviation) and an annual fee. And now airport user fees have been tacked on for eight airports. The pattern is repeated in other countries; New Zealand and Australia are more examples of where additional user fees have been pushed onto GA as system managers try to find more revenue.

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