Air Traffic Control and Skydiving Again Face Threat!
Today, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee used his prerogative to amend the current House bill regarding Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization to try again to remove air traffic control from the FAA. This came despite his earlier statements that he was ending his efforts to privatize ATC. This proposal would pull ATC out of the FAA and move it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, where a new Management Advisory Council, populated with airline interests, would serve as the ATC board of directors. Though not “privatization,” many of the effects on general aviation and skydiving would be the same. The House may vote tomorrow, April 25, on this bill. USPA has sent an Action Call to members to contact Congressional Representatives and oppose moving ATC out of the FAA. Members should check their emails to learn how to take action immediately. For more information, go to atcnotforsale.com.