Aviation Groups Lobby Against User Fees


Peters spent the day with GA supporters, and after the tour, she told reporters she heard “loud and clear” that user fees would have a negative impact on the GA industry. When asked if the day left her leaning against user fees, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who accompanied her on the tour and opposes aviation user fees, pulled Peters toward him and told reporters: “She’s leaning over here.” Peters concurred, “I am,” according to The Associated Press. Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President Pete Bunce, National Business Aviation Administration President and CEO Ed Bolen and others also accompanied Peters on the tour.