Aviation Celebrities Against ATC Privatization

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GA groups have mustered some considerable star power to fight the proposed privatization of air traffic control in the U.S. and will be unleashing the campaign on Tuesday at the opening general session of the NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. Such well-known aviators as Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell, Flight 1549 Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, aerobatics pilot Sean Tucker and country artist Dierks Bentley plus others appear in a video opposing the move.

Huge posters in the convention halls and standup banners in the hallways at the Las Vegas Convention Center carry photos of the influential pilots with the tagline “I know aviation. Join me in saying no to ATC privatization." The video will be available at ATCNotForSale.com after the screening at the opening session.

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I find the reaction to possible privatization of ATC very interesting and I believe an exercise in disinformation. Canada established the private, not for profit, Nav Canada to take over the ATC system in Canada several years ago. The result has been a continued safe, efficient and cost effective system. So cost effective that I was just notified of a refund of my annual fee which I could have in cash or apply to next years services. From my "Canadian" perspective the big airlines have not rolled over GA with the privatization of our ATC system and it continues to serve us well.

Posted by: Don Cadman | October 10, 2017 11:16 AM    Report this comment

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