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Is Raising The Weight Limits of LSAs A Good Idea?

Yes, it's about time, too. (512 votes)

68%

Yes, but it's too little, too late. (75 votes)

10%

Why bother? Light sport has been a failure. (79 votes)

11%

I'm not sure, but I'm not buying anything until this is sorted. (64 votes)

9%

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.) (22 votes)

3%

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Do You Think NOTAMS Are Impossibly Difficult to Read?

Yes. They're practically useless. (364 votes)

47%

No, I can parse them ok. (148 votes)

19%

Not sure, but they need to be improved. (224 votes)

29%

Frankly, I rarely bother with NOTAMs. (35 votes)

5%

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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Would You Consider Becoming a Professional Pilot?

Yes, but I'm too old. (315 votes)

51%

I'm actually thinking about it. (66 votes)

11%

No, not my thing. (110 votes)

18%

I already am one. (113 votes)

18%

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.) (15 votes)

2%

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Would you ever consider flying on an expired medical or a revoked certificate?

No way. Are you nuts? (330 votes)

53%

Maybe with the medical, but never on a revoked certificate. (72 votes)

12%

Yes. I think both are government boondoggles. (27 votes)

4%

You think I'm going to answer that here? (174 votes)

28%

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.) (15 votes)

2%

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Have You Pushed The Button On Installing ADS-B Yet?

Yes. And I'm glad I did. (166 votes)

39%

Yes, but I'm underwhelmed. (52 votes)

12%

No, but I will be before the year ends. (62 votes)

15%

No. And I don't plan to. (114 votes)

27%

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.) (30 votes)

7%

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Does Dynon's Lower Cost EFIS Program Entice You To Upgrade Your Panel?

Yes. I definitely like what I'm seeing (80 votes)

27%

Maybe. But I need to learn more before deciding. (72 votes)

24%

No. Not interested in this kind of upgrade. (58 votes)

20%

I'm just trying to get past the ADS-B thing. (76 votes)

26%

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.) (11 votes)

4%

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How Much Would You Pay To Modify Your Airplane To Run On Low-Octane Fuel?

Nothing. I can already burn low-octane gas. (169 votes)

36%

Nothing. If no unleaded high-octane appears, I'm done. (86 votes)

18%

Less than $1000 (93 votes)

20%

Between $1000 and $5000 (90 votes)

19%

Between $5000 and $10,000 (23 votes)

5%

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.) (8 votes)

2%

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Do You Think Having a Dedicated Space Force Is A Good Idea?

Yes and it's long overdue. (112 votes)

18%

Between the Air Force and NASA, don't we already have this covered? (245 votes)

39%

No. It's a waste of time and money. (226 votes)

36%

Maybe, but the name is kind of silly. How about Space Command? (50 votes)

8%

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)

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Should States and Cities Be Allowed to Regulate the Drone Delivery Business?

No. This is the FAA's job. Period. (256 votes)

47%

Yes. Local jurisdictions have a dog in the fight. (90 votes)

16%

Why do we even need drone delivery? (140 votes)

26%

Maybe the FAA should allow limited control for noise and privacy. (52 votes)

10%

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.) (8 votes)

1%

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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. (21 votes)

2%

Depends on what the investigation reveals. (102 votes)

12%

Everything involves risk. You can't regulate it all away. (441 votes)

52%

I'm worried about a draconian crackdown on GA as a result. (271 votes)

32%

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.) (7 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%

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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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