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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.22.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"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.

FMI: www.aopa.org

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