Question of the Week: Higher Taxes on Avgas, Less Time in the Air?

  • E-Mail this Article
  • View Printable Article
  • Text size:

    • A
    • A
    • A

This Week's Question | Previous Week's Answers


A lot has been said about the coming controller crisis, much of it here on AVweb.  Last week, we asked if our readers have noticed any symptoms of the crisis, such as increased denial of VFR flight-following services or requests for practice approaches.

27% of those who responded confirmed that yes, they had experienced (or heard over their own radios) more denied requests in recent months.  At the other end of the spectrum, more than 50% of you said that you had no personal knowledge of the reduction of either service.

For a complete breakdown of last week's responses, click here.


If the FAA's new funding proposal were enacted, increasing avgas taxes from 17.4 to 70.1 per gallon, how would it affect your GA flying activity?

Click here to answer.

Have an idea for a new QOTW? Send your suggestions to

This address is only for suggested QOTW questions, and not for QOTW answers or comments.
Use this form to send QOTW comments to our AVmail Editor.