*** PREVIOUS RESULTS ***
Last week, AVweb asked if anyone was being driven out of flying
by the rising costs of fuel, user fees, maintenance, and other
To our delight (but hardly to our surprise), the most popular
answer was this one: Flying is part of who I am, exorbitant
prices or not. 56% of those who responded took that
devil-may-care attitude to pricing and opted to stay in the skies,
even if it does become a drain on the bank account.
Another 13% were a little more cautious in their attitude to the
rising cost of flying. These pilots told us they would
consider cost-cutting options like flying clubs or aircraft
partnerships, but they weren't (yet) ready to rule out ownership.
19% of you admitted that costs had gotten too high between
rising gas prices, hangar costs, and the sting of acquisition, it's
just too expensive to be an aircraft owner these days.
9% of our respondents were new pilots discouraged by the costs of
aviation. I finally got my license, they told
us, and I can't afford to use it.
And the final 3% of those polled told us that their families came
first and the planes just had to go.
*** THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
This week, AVweb wants to know if you've taken the time to
Docket #17005 the proposed rule to make the D.C.-area ADIZ a
permanent feature of Washington's airspace. (For more on the
Docket and the proposed rule, see the links in "Stress Points" at
AVweb's home page.)
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