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April 22, 2005

Klyde Morris 04.22.05

Klyde Takes Aim At TSA Waste

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.22.05)

"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.

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