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Tue, May 22, 2007

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.22.07)

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 everything you have and everything you need is dependent on airplanes and the aviation industry, this will kill us."

Source: Dan Kleas, mayor of Bettles, AK -- a community of less that 50 residents above the Arctic Circle. The tiny village relies almost exclusively on general aviation aircraft as its connection to the outside world... and Kleas says new fees and taxes on general aviation aircraft proposed by the FAA would have a severely detrimental impact on his community's economy, and possibly survival.

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.aviationacrossamerica.org, www.bettleslodge.com/airservice/

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