Question of the Week: Which Is More Likely to Ground You — Fuel Prices or User Fees?

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Alaska governor Sarah Palin is proposing the state offer low-interest loans to help owners upgrade their avionics for ADS-B.  Last week, we asked AVweb readers if they thought that would be a good idea for the rest of the U.S.

A clear majority (57% of those who responded) agreed that since ADS-B is a federal mandate, the government should step up to assist owners with the transition.  Another 32% of you, however, felt that outfitting individual owners' planes with next-generation avionics shouldn't be taxpayers' responsibility.

For the complete breakdown of reader answers, click here.
(You may be asked to register and answer, if you haven't already participated in this poll.)


In the past, we've asked about many factors that might limit (or even prohibit) you from flying recreationally. This week, AVweb reader Matt Bentson put the same question to us pretty directly, and we're passing the buck along to our readership:  Which is more likely to ground you first rising fuel prices or the added expense of user fees?

Click here to answer.

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