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Privatizing Air Traffic Control – why it has a good and bad story that has potential if done right!

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I was recently at Air Venture Oshkosh, and visited the opening day forum at 11:30 a.m. that included Jack Pelton, the Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association.  The forum included several other industry alphabet soup personal from AOPA, NBAA, and GAMA.  It was an interesting forum because like all cases it just isn’t as easy as it appears.  From my perspective, I am ALL for privatizing ATC, because it allows technology to be used and implemented much faster than going through a bureaucratic process that government seems to like.  After being informed of the facts, I would have to agree with Jack Pelton that HR 2997 that was passed by the House committee has certain dangers to it.  So lets be careful here! Read More