Now that Delta Air Lines has become the latest Air Transport
Association member to lay the blame for commercial flight delays at the
feet of general aviation, we've heard quite a few complaints about the
ATA from the G.A. segment of our audience.
Last week, we asked if AVweb readers are making commercial
flight choices based on the ATA's pro-user-fee stances, and found that
well over half of you (based on the poll response) avoid flying
commercially on ATA member airlines when possible.
For a full breakdown of options and reader responses,
click here. (You may be asked to register and answer, if you haven't already
participated in this poll.)
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
NASA's first Personal Air Vehicle Challenge concluded
this past weekend, with the full $250,000 in prize money awarded in
various amounts to the four contestants. The entered airplanes were
modified versions of certified and experimental models, but none
incorporated any truly groundbreaking technology, nor will any of them
lead to a personal air vehicle for the masses. Do you think this
money was well spent?