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Does Last Week's Theft and Crash of a Commuter Airliner Call For More Stringent Security and Screening?

Absolutely. This should never happen again. (15 votes)

2%

Depends on what the investigation reveals. (77 votes)

12%

Everything involves risk. You can't regulate it all away. (336 votes)

52%

I'm worried about a draconian crackdown on GA as a result. (216 votes)

33%

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.) (5 votes)

1%

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Is Icon's Managed Fractional Program a Good Idea?

Sure is. About time someone did this. (19 votes)

4%

Maybe, but the prices are still awfully high. (117 votes)

26%

No, I'm not impressed. (108 votes)

24%

Frankly, I wasn't paying attention. (198 votes)

44%

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.) (3 votes)

1%

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What the biggest news story out of AirVenture?

The Opener BlackFy ultralight (38 votes)

8%

LSA weight increase announcement (261 votes)

56%

Shrunken B-17 Bally Bomber debuts (67 votes)

14%

New ADS-B and inexpensive miniature EFIS (70 votes)

15%

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.) (32 votes)

7%

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Are You Planning to Attend AirVenture This Year?

You bet. I wouldn't miss it. (127 votes)

25%

No, I can't make is this year. (297 votes)

58%

Still on the fence. (26 votes)

5%

Ya know, I'm just not an airshow person. (62 votes)

12%

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.) (3 votes)

1%

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Should the FAA Regulate Seat Size?

No way. This is strictly a commercial consideration. (91 votes)

18%

Yes. You can't tell me these additional seats don't impede evacuation. (232 votes)

47%

Maybe not the FAA, but some entity ought to say: enough. (76 votes)

15%

I don't know. But we've brought this on ourselves by insisting on cheap seats. (98 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.) (1 votes)

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Do You Think the FAA's New Rule Change Allowing More Credit for Flight Sim Time Will Reduce Costs?

Yes and it's a great idea. (146 votes)

31%

Maybe, but how many of us are using these things? (192 votes)

41%

Not really. I don't have access to sims. (82 votes)

18%

Huh? I really wasn't paying attention. (39 votes)

8%

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)

2%

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Have You Ever Been Involved in a Runway Loss of Control?

No and I don't plan to. (419 votes)

75%

Yes, but no damage was done. (94 votes)

17%

Yes and the airplane sustained minor damage. (20 votes)

4%

Yes and the airplane was seriously damaged. (22 votes)

4%

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1%

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Is the FAA Right to Stay Hands Off On FBO Fees And Fuel Charges?

Absolutely. This is for the free market to sort out. (134 votes)

27%

Generally yes, but not where there's no competition on the field. (143 votes)

29%

No. The FAA's job is to provide equal access at all airports. (164 votes)

33%

There should be some other means to review and adjudicate this. (51 votes)

10%

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.) (5 votes)

1%

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Does The FAA’s Announcement That It’s Suspending 100LL Replacement Testing Make You Nervous?

It sure does. My airplane requires high-octane fuel. (112 votes)

22%

Not at all. This will eventually get figured out. (127 votes)

25%

I don’t care. I don’t need 100-octane gas. (50 votes)

10%

I wouldn’t say nervous, but it got my attention. (208 votes)

40%

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.) (19 votes)

4%

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Would You Buy a Hybrid Drive Airplane If One Were Available?

Yes. It’s a great idea if you ask me. (75 votes)

17%

Possibly. I drive a hybrid car. (38 votes)

9%

No chance. It’s just a me-too gimmick. (132 votes)

30%

I’ll wait until I see the brochure. (182 votes)

41%

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4%

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Are Remote Control Towers a Good Idea?

Yes. Saves money and improves safety. (116 votes)

23%

Perhaps, but why are they really needed? (185 votes)

37%

No. I think it's a really bad idea. (101 votes)

20%

I prefer the peace and quiet of a non-towered field. (94 votes)

19%

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)

1%

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Should the FAA Allow Supersonic Flight Over the Continental U.S.?

Yes, the prohibition is outdated. (295 votes)

41%

Maybe, but only on certain routes. (101 votes)

14%

No. The noise tradeoff isn't worth it. (49 votes)

7%

I'll wait to see how improved technology handles the shockwave. (276 votes)

38%

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When Will You Be Able to Whistle Up An Urban Air Taxi?

2020 (9 votes)

2%

2022 (31 votes)

6%

Beyond 2025 (319 votes)

62%

Never (149 votes)

29%

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)

1%

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Do You Think More Light Sport Aircraft Should Be Used In Training?

Yes. It makes sense because they'll be cheaper. (125 votes)

26%

Yes, but not in big schools like Embry-Riddle. They just won't hold up. (16 votes)

3%

Maybe a mix of LSAs and certified aircraft make the most sense. (213 votes)

45%

No. They're too light and flimsy. (112 votes)

24%

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2%

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Do You Actually Listen to Airline Cabin Briefings?

Are you kidding? No way. (53 votes)

7%

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. (202 votes)

28%

Yes, I always listen. (235 votes)

32%

Not only do I listen, I read the safety card, too. (229 votes)

32%

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.) (6 votes)

1%

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