A group of 28 senators are appealing to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to drop the agency’s plan to charge the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for federal air traffic controller expenses during next month’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. In a June 6 letter, the senators say the plan marks a “shift in policy by the FAA to charge for air traffic services [that] is tantamount to an imposition of a new user fee on general aviation.” FAA last month informed EAA that it would charge ...
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