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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. (28 votes)

27%

Generally yes, but not where there's no competition on the field. (19 votes)

19%

No. The FAA's job is to provide equal access at all airports. (40 votes)

39%

There should be some other means to review and adjudicate this. (13 votes)

13%

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.) (2 votes)

2%

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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%

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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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Yes, the prohibition is outdated.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%

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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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%

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 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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Do You Think An Autonomous Airliner Could Eventually Handle an Emergency Like Last Week's Southwest 1380?

Yes, eventually. (342 votes)

35%

Never. No how, no way. (239 votes)

24%

Maybe, but it will have to be by remote control from the ground. (96 votes)

10%

Doesn't matter to me because I'll never get on an autonomous airliner. (295 votes)

30%

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)

2%

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

I don't see why not. (341 votes)

40%

Yes, but with careful restrictions. (230 votes)

27%

Maybe in some circumstances, but generally no. (111 votes)

13%

No way. This is a crazy idea that will be abused. (177 votes)

21%

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)

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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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