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Cunningham and crew have set up a Web site and are encouraging that donations be made, because any pilot could be targeted next, and he or she will need your help. Though the case could be tossed out of the courtroom in Massachusetts, this type of thing will probably not end there. Cunningham tells AVweb that people from Wisconsin, California and other states have come to meet with the Stop the Noise group. He is urging even those who have never flown in a small airplane or considered flying lessons to take notice. "ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, they're all at risk if this lawsuit sets a precedent," he says. Cunningham, the former president and CEO of the U.S. Aerobatic Foundation, took the volunteer GALDF position about a week ago, and is fully committed to fighting back. "My desire," he says, "is to get as many folks behind this as I can. If they [Stop the Noise] prevail, I think it is a death knell for general aviation."