Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Last evening, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) urged its members to contact their Members of Congress in opposition to a provision in the Manager’s Amendment of H.R. 4 – The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, that would have created an Aerospace Management Advisory Council to control the nation’s air traffic control system. You responded, and thanks to your efforts, the general aviation community was successful in turning the tide on the inclusion of this controversial language.
Please take a look at last week’s Flying Magazine piece, In FBO Pricing Dispute, Critics Say AOPA’s Numbers Don’t Add Up, which provides an excellent fact check on the ongoing campaign against FBOs. One particularly egregious example includes a roughly $500 discrepancy between what AOPA posted on its website and the actual price provided by the FBO. The piece quotes a point I emphasized that while AOPA has done excellent advocacy work in the past, this latest move “feels more like a marketing campaign.”
NATA President Marty Hiller provides the FBO and airport perspective in Flying Magazine's article, "In FBO Pricing Dispute, Critics Say AOPA's Numbers Don't Add Up," discussing the "blurring line between fact and fiction in the public feud with airports and FBOs."