Question of the Week: Aviation Stimulus Money – If It Comes, Where Should It Go?


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Last week, we asked AVweb readers if 2009 might be the year they take the plunge and buy a light airplane. Despite the prevailing economic indicators, the most popular answer was Yes, something nice but pre-owned. (That choice accounted for 38% of responses.) Perhaps there’s a silver lining in all these clouds, at least for the aftermarket.

We should note, however, that our second most popular answer was No, because I can’t afford it.

For a complete (real-time) breakdown of reader responses, click here.
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(Some of you wrote to tell us that we should have listed the recession or the bizjet brouhaha among our choices – and maybe we should, but both seemed to be somewhat in-progress at the time we thought up the question.)


Times are tough, and money is tight – but everyone knows there are plenty of projects that need tackling in the aviation world. We may have to re-shuffle priorities soon, and AVweb is curious what you think should be at the top of the list.

In case the newly-unified aviation industry succeeds in getting federal spending for aviation infrastructure, what should be the first priority?
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