“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
NBAA Urges Protest of General Aviation User Fees
National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen is urging the association's members to protest what he calls a "sweetheart deal" for the airlines that would increase user fees for general aviation. To facilitate such protest, the NBAA has developed a tool on its Web site (www.nbaa.org) that makes it easy for business aviation operators to e-mail their congressional representatives.