Investigators in El Mirage, CA are trying to figure out how it
all started -- a huge fire at the Aviation Warehouse that burned an
extensive library of technical manuals for aircraft that date back
to before WWII.
For several days we’ve been demystifying operation of an
airplane’s electrical system by comparing it to the flow of
water. To stretch the analogy even further, let's talk about
electrical system indicators.
"A user fee system can generate sufficient funds during the
good times, but it falls apart during an economic downturn, which
is exactly what happened to NAV CANADA after 9/11. The US national
air transportation system is well served by the stable funding
stream provided by the existing combination of taxes and general
Source: AOPA VP of Regulatory Affairs Andy
Cebula, on privatized ATC operator NAV CANADA's proposal to add a
$5-per-day fee for aircraft less than 6,075 lbs gross weight to
operate at any of eight major Canadian airports.