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Do You Think Chicago's Meigs Field Has A Chance of Coming Back?

You're kidding, right? (227 votes)

45%

If you're serious, well, no way. (100 votes)

20%

Why not? The location is perfect. (123 votes)

24%

The VTOL thing might give it hope. (54 votes)

11%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I'll send you an email. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (2 votes)

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If A Full-featured EFIS Upgrade Cost About $10,000, Would You Go For It?

No way. It's still overpriced. (145 votes)

27%

Maybe. I'd at least get a quote. (181 votes)

34%

Yes, that price is fair, considering the capability. (155 votes)

29%

I don't care. I'm not even installing ADS-B. (45 votes)

8%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I'll send you an email. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (13 votes)

2%

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Did You Fly More in 2018 Than The Previous Year?

Yes, by quite a bit, actually. (56 votes)

24%

Maybe a few hours more. (28 votes)

12%

I flew about the same. (64 votes)

27%

Nope, I flew less in 2018. (87 votes)

37%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I'll send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (3 votes)

1%

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Do Big Players Getting Into Urban VTOL Convince You That It's Real?

No way. They're just doing this for good PR. (120 votes)

29%

No, the size of the players has nothing to do with it. (114 votes)

27%

Maybe. They obviously want to compete. (114 votes)

27%

Absolutely. This is going to happen. (59 votes)

14%

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2%

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Would Controllers and TSA Workers Be Justified In Staging a Work Action Because of No Pay?

Yes. This situation is absolutely pathetic. (333 votes)

42%

Maybe. It would be illegal but desperate times call for desperate measures. (87 votes)

11%

No. I'm sympathetic, but the law is the law. (289 votes)

36%

No, but legally, they ought to have that right. (64 votes)

8%

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3%

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Would You Fly On Airliners If There Were No Security?

Absolutely. TSA is a joke anyway. (301 votes)

42%

Yes. I'm always prepared to defend myself. (78 votes)

11%

Well, now that you put it that way...not sure. (123 votes)

17%

No way. (199 votes)

28%

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2%

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What Did You Think of China's Moon Mission?

Very impressive. China has come a long way in space. (207 votes)

38%

Cool, but nothing compared to NASA's Ultima Thule flyby. (37 votes)

7%

Not really that impressive, frankly. (81 votes)

15%

This should be a wake-up call for the U.S. China aims to surpass us. (220 votes)

40%

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1%

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Have You Been Affected By the Government Shutdown?

Not yet. And I don't expect to be. (280 votes)

53%

I'll let you know after the first of the year. (29 votes)

5%

Yes, I've experienced delayed administrative service. (55 votes)

10%

Why can't these people just grow up? (162 votes)

31%

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Did U.K. Officials Overreact In Closing Down Gatwick Airport This Week Because of the Threat of Drones?

No. I think the response was just right. These things are a menace. (94 votes)

18%

I think a short shutdown was sensible, but not 36 hours. (162 votes)

30%

It seems a little extreme to me. (158 votes)

30%

I'm not sure. But we need to address the drone hazard somehow. (112 votes)

21%

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1%

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Do You Think Towered Airports Are Safer Than Those Without Towers?

Absolutely. I prefer towered airports. (241 votes)

34%

Maybe. Depends on variables like traffic and weather. (290 votes)

40%

No. Unless I have no choice, I avoid them. (90 votes)

13%

I have no preference either way. (93 votes)

13%

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1%

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Will Self-Driving Cars Compete With Airline Travel?

Yes, on some short trips. (91 votes)

20%

Maybe, but we're a long way from seeing that. (134 votes)

29%

No, this is just more industry PR noise. (119 votes)

26%

I'm not getting into either autonomous airplanes or cars. (110 votes)

24%

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1%

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Do You Sump Fuel Tanks Before Every Flight?

Yes. Without fail. (371 votes)

48%

Before the first flight, but not later in the day. (283 votes)

37%

I admit I have skipped it a few times. (58 votes)

8%

Only after refueling. (36 votes)

5%

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3%

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Did You Use Your Airplane for Thanksgiving Travel?

Yes. It's a family tradition. (46 votes)

13%

No, but we usually do. (42 votes)

12%

I don't have an airplane. (136 votes)

38%

Wait, last week was Thanksgiving? (106 votes)

30%

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8%

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Do Pilots Need to Know About All Automated Systems On The Airplanes They Fly?

Absolutely. This is basic stuff. (435 votes)

70%

Yes, but there ought to be a limit somewhere. (105 votes)

17%

No. Automation is there to work...automatically. (10 votes)

2%

I'm not sure. But clearly pilots need to hand fly more. (66 votes)

11%

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1%

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Is Diamond's Hybrid-Drive Electric Airplane a Good Idea?

Yes, the industry has to go in this direction. (93 votes)

21%

Possibly. Let's see the performance numbers. (266 votes)

59%

No, this is just PR candy for the press. (74 votes)

16%

Wouldn't pure electric be a better idea? (11 votes)

2%

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1%

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