"When they say, 'WE pay,' [the airlines] don't pay. I don't see
the captain sitting up in the left seat getting his credit card out
to pay the bill for that flight. I see him turning around and
looking back at 200-300 passengers who have a 7.5-percent tax added
to the price of their ticket. THAT'S who pays. When I'm sitting in
the left seat of my Cessna 172, I don't turn around and see anybody
behind me paying the tax when I buy my fuel."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, in an exclusive
interview with ANN, talking about the simmering dispute between
commercial the airlines and general aviation. At stake is the
possibility that GA pilots may be hit with stiff user fees.