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Should Pilots be Able to Use Apps to Find Passengers to Share Costs?

I don't see why not. (291 votes)

40%

Yes, but with careful restrictions. (194 votes)

26%

Maybe in some circumstances, but generally no. (100 votes)

14%

No way. This is a crazy idea that will be abused. (148 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.) (3 votes)

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Are You Attending Sun 'n Fun This Year?

You bet. I wouldn't miss it. (56 votes)

10%

Haven't decided yet. (15 votes)

3%

I'd like to, but too many other commitments. (303 votes)

56%

No, not really interested. (145 votes)

27%

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.) (22 votes)

4%

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What Was the Best Thing at AEA Last Week?

Aspen's new low-cost EFI. (38 votes)

17%

TruTrak's autopilots available for more airplanes. (44 votes)

20%

Aspen EFI and TruTrak autopilot package. (39 votes)

18%

uAvionix tail-light-mounted ADS-B. (78 votes)

35%

Garmin's new helicopter autopilot. (22 votes)

10%

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Would You Take Lessons in an Electric-Powered Trainer?

Not on your life. (56 votes)

8%

Maybe, but I think I'd give it a few years. (143 votes)

20%

You bet. I can't wait to fly one. (341 votes)

47%

Yes, but it'll be years before we get the chance. (178 votes)

25%

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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Should the FAA Permanently Ban Doors-Off Helicopter Tours?

No. Passengers can make their own decisions under informed consent. (211 votes)

39%

No, but there needs to be more FAA oversight of tour operators. (108 votes)

20%

Yes. Most passengers aren't qualified to sit in the open door of an aircraft. (101 votes)

19%

I'm waiting to see what the accident investigation says. (111 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.) (11 votes)

2%

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Should Law Enforcement Have Drone Shootdown Authority?

Yes. These things are a growing menace. (118 votes)

23%

Maybe, but what are the rules of engagement? (144 votes)

28%

Only if it's shown there's real risk. (76 votes)

15%

Aren't we getting a little nuts here? (170 votes)

33%

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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Do You Think We're Finally Done with Privatized ATC?

Are you nuts? They'll never stop trying. (307 votes)

66%

I think we're done with it at least for this Congress. (133 votes)

29%

Maybe proponents realize the politics just don't favor them. (12 votes)

3%

Yes, I think it's finished. (8 votes)

2%

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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Do You Think the Cirrus Parachute Accounts for its Sales Success?

Yes, I think it's a major factor. (255 votes)

39%

It certainly is a factor, but hardly the most important. (261 votes)

39%

I think the Cirrus airplanes would sell well whether they had the parachute or not. (112 votes)

17%

Only way to know is if someone else starts offering it. (31 votes)

5%

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)

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Have you equipped with ADS-B yet?

Yes. I did it and I like it. (192 votes)

41%

Yes, but I'm not that impressed. (18 votes)

4%

Nope. Still waiting for cheaper options. (151 votes)

32%

No and I'm not going to. (68 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.) (36 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%

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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%

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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%

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.) (11 votes)

2%

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