OK, you know user fees are bad. But do you know why? Do you know that the system proposed by the FAA and the airlines could dramatically increase your cost of flying and could restrict where you fly and what airports you could use?
Do you like the idea of the airlines calling the tune but you paying the band?
You can learn all about this crazy idea of aviation user fees - and more importantly, what you can do to prevent them - at AOPA Expo in Palm Springs, California, Nov. 9-11.
"User fees: The threat to GA" is the opening general session on Thursday, Nov. 9. You'll hear from key general aviation industry leaders - led by AOPA President Phil Boyer - about what's at stake in how the FAA is funded, congressional oversight of the FAA, and your freedom to fly.
Scheduled on the panel are Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), a key member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which will have a lot to say about user fees and FAA funding.
Also slated are EAA President Tom Poberenzy, National Business Aviation Association President Ed Bolen, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Peter Bunce, and National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne.
It's a rare opportunity to hear - and question - the people who understand the ways of Washington and general aviation better than anyone else. The people who can tell you what's really at stake in this upcoming user fee battle. Who can tell you why you should care very deeply.
October 18, 2006