AVweb's Friday Podcast: Former Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley on the Benefits of a Privatized FAA

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If you're flying commercially this weekend, you'll likely have some time to ponder the words of Jim Burnley, the Secretary of Transportation under President Ronald Reagan. Burnley's a Washington insider who believes that corporatizing the FAA is the most efficient and effective way of achieving the technological development the agency needs to cope with airspace modernization. What he can't understand is why general aviation pilots aren't on board with that. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Burnley at his Washington office.