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How reliable to you think drone-sighting reports are?

I'm sure there's something to them, but mostly it's hysteria. (23 votes)

19%

I think a report by a pilot is credible and should be taken seriously. (78 votes)

63%

I think drones are a menace and should be banned entirely. (16 votes)

13%

There's so much conflicting information, I don't know what to think. (7 votes)

6%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (0 votes)

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Do air shows need to improve safety?

No. These accidents are still relatively rare. (142 votes)

36%

Possibly, but I think they're probably doing as much as they can. (124 votes)

31%

Yes, definitely. If they don't, regulators might do it for them. (78 votes)

20%

I don't think we have enough information to make a judgment call. (49 votes)

12%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (3 votes)

1%

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Will solar aircraft fly?

They're the future of aviation. (22 votes)

5%

They'll have uses, but gasoline and Jet A will continue to power most aircraft. (277 votes)

61%

There are too many variables to make solar energy a reliable power source. (79 votes)

17%

It's a gimmick that has no legs. (69 votes)

15%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (7 votes)

2%

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How's your medical?

I never have a problem. (185 votes)

50%

Could be better, but I'm fit to fly. (77 votes)

21%

I have a special issuance, but it's under control. (38 votes)

10%

I'm worried about my next medical. (50 votes)

14%

OTHER. None of these describes my situation — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (19 votes)

5%

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How confident are you that third-class medical reform will actually happen?

I'm sure it will succeed this time. (16 votes)

3%

Despite last week's disappointments, I think it will eventually. (199 votes)

33%

Given the opposition, I'm not sure what to think. (132 votes)

22%

I have no confidence that medical requirements will ever be relaxed. (260 votes)

43%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (4 votes)

1%

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What do you think of Icon's A5 amphibious LSA?

It's a truly bold and innovative idea that will change aviation. (42 votes)

16%

While it looks good, it's just another LSA among many. (81 votes)

31%

I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude. (65 votes)

25%

It's long on promotion and short on delivery. (70 votes)

27%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (6 votes)

2%

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What did you make of AirVenture 2015?

It was terrific; best ever. (33 votes)

9%

Far better than average. (55 votes)

16%

I'd say fair to middling this year. (30 votes)

9%

I found it disappointing. (9 votes)

3%

I didn't go this year. (223 votes)

64%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (1 votes)

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How often do you use DUATS?

Always. (97 votes)

31%

Sometimes. (49 votes)

15%

Hardly ever. (62 votes)

20%

Never. (106 votes)

33%

OTHER. Somehow, none of these works for my habits — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (3 votes)

1%

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What's your first stop at AirVenture?

Warbirds. (41 votes)

27%

Main exhibits. (47 votes)

31%

The Square. (24 votes)

16%

Forums. (14 votes)

9%

Hangars. (12 votes)

8%

OTHER. Maybe I'll send you an e-mail and tell you where I'm headed. (200 words or less, please.) (15 votes)

10%

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Where are you flying for recreation this summer?

Taking a big trip, like Alaska or across the country. (36 votes)

15%

Taking a flying holiday, but not an odyssey. (46 votes)

19%

Going to my vacation home. (20 votes)

8%

Staying close to home. (125 votes)

52%

OTHER. None of these covers what I'm up to this summer — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (14 votes)

6%

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Which pilot-actor should play Sully?

Harrison Ford (306 votes)

65%

Tom Cruise (2 votes)

John Travolta (21 votes)

4%

Kurt Russell (35 votes)

7%

Morgan Freeman (29 votes)

6%

Dennis Quaid (31 votes)

7%

Randy Quaid (18 votes)

4%

OTHER. I have a different casting choice. Maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (32 votes)

7%

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Should aerial surveillance be allowed?

No, never. (31 votes)

6%

Only if there is probable cause to indicate illegal activity. (173 votes)

31%

Only with a warrant. (250 votes)

45%

Anytime the law enforcement agencies think it will help them. (94 votes)

17%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (10 votes)

2%

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Do you know a pilot who shouldn't be flying?

Yes, and I've reported him/her. (34 votes)

8%

Yes, but I don't know what I should do. (71 votes)

16%

Maybe. (89 votes)

20%

No. (235 votes)

53%

OTHER. None of these matches my situation — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (12 votes)

3%

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Would you like more time on ADS-B?

No. I'll be finished with flying by 2020. (36 votes)

12%

No. Let's just get it done. (125 votes)

43%

Maybe. The technology is still evolving. (93 votes)

32%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (30 votes)

10%

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Ever done any public-benefit flying?

No. (86 votes)

26%

No, but I hope to. (70 votes)

21%

A few times. (120 votes)

37%

Regularly. (51 votes)

16%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice — but maybe I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please.) (1 votes)

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