Question of the Week: Self-Certification

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With Barack Obama on vacation under a Presidential TFR at Martha's Vineyard this week, we've asked AVweb readers what they think of Temporary Flight Restrictions.

Not much, as it turns out. 60% of those who took time to answer last week's Question said TFRs provide little real security and should be eliminated. A tiny contingent on readers (only 13 of you) thought TFRs were a good compromise between security and freedom of flight.

For a complete (real-time) breakdown of reader responses, click here.
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The FAA recently gave Boeing much greater self-certification powers, and there is a general movement toward giving manufacturers more certification responsibilities, with the FAA auditing them. We want to know if you think that's a good idea.

Should manufacturers have greater latitude to self-certify parts, processes, and even whole airplanes?
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