Flying Too High

Number 16920
Subject Aviation
Source The Washington Monthly
State Washington, D.C.
Year 2000
Publication Date October 2000
Summary "1 in 300 small planes are involved in fatal accidents each year." In 1999 there were almost double the number of deaths as there were fatal accidents, meaning that unsafe pilots are putting more than just themselves at risk. Small airline lobbying group Airline Owners and Pilots Association would like to keep out government regulation of this area though. They are also resiting fees for general aviation pilots that are currently subsidized by fees from commercial travelers. The article presents an in-depth discussion of the issue of increasing regulation for general aviation, a group that is largely constituted by the affluent and by business.
Category General
Pages 5
Keywords John F. Kennedy;Jr.;general aviation;National Transportation Safety Board;Airline Owners and Pilots Association;National Business Aircraft Association;General Aviation;Manufacturers Association;Phil Boyer;John McCain
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