|AOPA President Boyer meets with Sen. Slade Gorton at his Seattle, Washington, home.|
AOPA President Phil Boyer visited with Senate Aviation Committee Chairman Slade Gorton (R-Wash.) at his home in Seattle, Washington, this weekend. Boyer and Gorton discussed a wide range of aviation issues to better understand Gorton's view of ATC privatization, user fees, and the major airlines' push for FAA reform. The chairman had used a general aviation flight the week prior to return from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to Seattle. Sen. Gorton understands the role GA plays in both the Pacific Northwest and on the national level. Sen. Gorton is up for reelection this year and faces a primary next month. There are more than 10,000 AOPA members in Washington state.
August 28, 2000