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Have you equipped with ADS-B yet?

Yes. I did it and I like it. (187 votes)

42%

Yes, but I'm not that impressed. (17 votes)

4%

Nope. Still waiting for cheaper options. (146 votes)

33%

No and I'm not going to. (64 votes)

14%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (34 votes)

8%

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How Cool Was SpaceX's Launch of a Tesla Roadster Toward Mars?

Cool as anything since the Apollo days. (325 votes)

53%

Kinda cool, but couldn't they have launched something useful? (77 votes)

13%

Totally a gimmick. (86 votes)

14%

Cool, but it distracted from the real technical achievement of the mission. (111 votes)

18%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (9 votes)

1%

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Do We Need More Vigorous Drone Enforcement?

Yes, the agency really needs to crack down. (168 votes)

40%

Maybe, but I'm not sure what else the FAA can do. (141 votes)

34%

I think small drones should be outlawed. (18 votes)

4%

This technology is a fact of life. We have to get used to the risks. (86 votes)

20%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (7 votes)

2%

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If the kit were simplified and easy to build, would you consider building an experimental aircraft?

Actually, I already have. (106 votes)

20%

Yes, considering what new airplanes cost. (229 votes)

44%

Not sure. But I'm looking at it. (63 votes)

12%

No thanks, not for me. (114 votes)

22%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (8 votes)

2%

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Will the government shutdown affect your short-term aviation plans?

At long as ATC isn't impacted, I think I'm good. (77 votes)

19%

I've got registration paperwork planned or pending, so yes. (13 votes)

3%

I don't see any meaningful effect on aviation if it ends this week. (70 votes)

18%

Why can't these imbeciles do their jobs? (232 votes)

58%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (8 votes)

2%

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Do you think a hypersonic airliner is a realistic proposition?

Yes. It's inevitable. (119 votes)

25%

Yes, but not in my lifetime. (68 votes)

14%

It's technically feasible, but economically unrealistic. (257 votes)

53%

I doubt it. It will go the way of the Concorde. (35 votes)

7%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (4 votes)

1%

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Should GA invest more effort in encouraging women to fly?

Yes. It only makes sense to have more women in the cockpit. (228 votes)

37%

I don't see why. If women wish to fly, nothing is stopping them. (210 votes)

34%

Maybe, but perhaps women just aren't attracted to the activity. (71 votes)

11%

Frankly, I think the issue is getting more attention than it deserves. (98 votes)

16%

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2%

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Will the just-passed tax cut have any impact on your flying in 2018?

Too soon to say. Check back later in the year. (141 votes)

31%

Definitely. I'm considering a new or used airplane. (35 votes)

8%

No new airplane for me, but I hope for more flying. (48 votes)

11%

I don't think it will have much effect on my flying. (224 votes)

49%

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2%

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What's your view of a Chinese company buying Diamond Aircraft?

Is Cessna next? (126 votes)

21%

I think governments will need to intervene or we'll have no GA left. (188 votes)

31%

I don't have a problem with it. It's how business works. (125 votes)

21%

Maybe they'll revitalize the industry with fresh investment. (143 votes)

24%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (17 votes)

3%

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Should the Pentagon continue its multimillion-dollar UFO tracking and research program?

Well, why not? Could be something to it? (166 votes)

40%

Sounds like more wasted money to me. (114 votes)

28%

Depends on what rival powers are doing. (13 votes)

3%

This isn't a serious question, right? (111 votes)

27%

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1%

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Have you ever been lased while flying?

No, and I hope I never am. (335 votes)

72%

Yes, and it was scary. (29 votes)

6%

Yes, but it wasn't a big deal. (64 votes)

14%

I've never been directly targeted, but I've seen them from the air. (28 votes)

6%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (8 votes)

2%

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Have you had hypoxia awareness training?

Yes and I refresh it periodically. (128 votes)

41%

No, I've never flown high enough to need it. (126 votes)

40%

It's on my list for this year. (14 votes)

4%

I actually think the need for it is overrated. (13 votes)

4%

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10%

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Will the Chinese be the first to develop single-pilot or autonomous airliners?

Could happen. Boeing better watch it. (74 votes)

15%

Maybe, but this sounds like just PR by Airbus. (65 votes)

13%

Don't be silly. The U.S. industry will lead in this area as well. (31 votes)

6%

Who cares? I will never, ever get on an airliner with no pilot. (302 votes)

63%

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2%

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Are you using your airplane to travel for Thanksgiving?

Sure am. It's the highlight of the year. (30 votes)

9%

Yes, if the weather is flyable. (61 votes)

18%

Have in past, but not this year. (83 votes)

25%

No, I avoid travel of all means during this week. (123 votes)

37%

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10%

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Does the NASA contract with Uber to develop routes for on-demand air taxi convince you that this is really going to happen?

Yes. It's coming. The doubters just can't accept it. (50 votes)

11%

No. NASA gets involved a lot of things that go nowhere. (240 votes)

51%

Maybe. But NASA involvement isn't a stamp of approval for me. (129 votes)

27%

On the fence. Call me an open-minded skeptic. (51 votes)

11%

OTHER. My opinion doesn't appear as a choice. I might send you an e-mail. (200 words or less, please. Remember we consider these e-mails for publication unless you specifically say otherwise.) (4 votes)

1%

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