Over 100 Mayors Urge Obama To Reverse Course On GA | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.17.17

Airborne
04.18.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.17.17

Airborne
04.18.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17

Wed, Feb 22, 2012

Over 100 Mayors Urge Obama To Reverse Course On GA

Alliance For Aviation Across America Facilitated The Effort

Mayors representing more than 100 communities in 48 states wrote to President Obama on February 14, urging him to recognize the contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy and to drop his user fee proposal.

“General aviation supports 1.2 million American jobs, over $150 billion in economic impact annually, and is a vital economic engine for our national economy," the letter states. "General aviation aircraft and the airports they utilize are a literal lifeline to our communities, providing access for business growth, law enforcement, disaster relief, medical care and other services. The vast majority of businesses and organizations that own and utilize general aviation are not wealthy CEOs. Rather, 85 percent are small to mid-sized businesses and organizations that rely on these aircraft to reach far-off plants and customers, serve rural markets without access to commercial aviation, or deliver medical care and other services.”

The letter comes as the President has once again put forward a “user fee” proposal in his fiscal year 2013 budget. Like other proposals put forward by past administrations, this one is vague in how fees will be charged and exempts piston aircraft and Canada-to-Canada flights in an attempt to divide-and-conquer the GA industry.

“These taxes would mean not only an additional tax burden, but a huge administrative burden on businesses, farms and organizations that use general aviation, and that would have to keep track of invoices for fees for thousands of take-offs and landings," the mayors continued. "At a time when our government is supposed to be finding ways to reduce government spending, we do not understand why some in Congress seek to create huge, new bureaucracy within the FAA to administer these new taxes.”

FMI: http://aviationacrossamerica.org

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun... DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the or>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and C>[...]

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two mi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.23.17)

"Without that drone we would not have found it and would have just been wandering around the bush." Source: New Zealand Police Sergeant Chris Turnbull, commenting on the use of a b>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.17)

Aero Linx: The Collings Foundation The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501(c)3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and supp>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC