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Old August 9th 07, 11:06 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bob Gardner
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I just received an e-mail from Senator Maria Cantwell telling me that the
proposed user fee of $25 per flight would not impact 90 percent of general
aviation because recreational flights are exempt and so are all turboprop
flights outside of controlled airspace. Golly gee! That means that I can (in
my dreams) fly my turboprop single less than 1200 feet above the ground over
much of the state of Washington for free...turboprop pilots in the eastern
states can descend even lower to smell the roses without paying!

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how much this computer
geek-millionaire-senator knows about uncontrolled airspace?

Bob Gardner

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Old August 10th 07, 12:45 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
buttman
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On Aug 9, 3:06 pm, "Bob Gardner" wrote:
I just received an e-mail from Senator Maria Cantwell telling me that the
proposed user fee of $25 per flight would not impact 90 percent of general
aviation because recreational flights are exempt and so are all turboprop
flights outside of controlled airspace. Golly gee! That means that I can (in
my dreams) fly my turboprop single less than 1200 feet above the ground over
much of the state of Washington for free...turboprop pilots in the eastern
states can descend even lower to smell the roses without paying!

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how much this computer
geek-millionaire-senator knows about uncontrolled airspace?

Bob Gardner


I can never understand why everyone here always gets all worked up
whenever someone like a reporter or a politician shows that they don't
have a private pilot level knowledge of aviation...

I wonder if doctor newsgroups and lawyer newsgroups act the same way
when a law is made regarding drugs or tort laws or something...

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Old August 10th 07, 02:36 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Marty Shapiro
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"Bob Gardner" wrote in
:

I just received an e-mail from Senator Maria Cantwell telling me that
the proposed user fee of $25 per flight would not impact 90 percent of
general aviation because recreational flights are exempt and so are
all turboprop flights outside of controlled airspace. Golly gee! That
means that I can (in my dreams) fly my turboprop single less than 1200
feet above the ground over much of the state of Washington for
free...turboprop pilots in the eastern states can descend even lower
to smell the roses without paying!

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how much this computer
geek-millionaire-senator knows about uncontrolled airspace?

Bob Gardner


Significantly less than the average amoeba.

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Marty Shapiro
Silicon Rallye Inc.

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Old August 10th 07, 03:01 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Andrew Gideon
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On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 23:45:45 +0000, buttman wrote:

I wonder if doctor newsgroups and lawyer newsgroups act the same way when
a law is made regarding drugs or tort laws or something...


I'd act that way if a medically-ignorant person were dictating medical
decisions regarding my health. Wouldn't you?

- Andrew

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Old August 10th 07, 03:04 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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We really can't assume that the Senator composed and sent the email.
That's why they have staff.

Fred F.

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Old August 10th 07, 04:21 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
buttman
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On Aug 9, 7:01 pm, Andrew Gideon wrote:
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 23:45:45 +0000, buttman wrote:
I wonder if doctor newsgroups and lawyer newsgroups act the same way when
a law is made regarding drugs or tort laws or something...


I'd act that way if a medically-ignorant person were dictating medical
decisions regarding my health. Wouldn't you?

- Andrew


Yes I would, but I doubt that particular senator in the OP was the one
who wrote up that particular bill. All Senators do is say "yay" or
"nay".

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Old August 10th 07, 02:31 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Turboprops exempt...oh boy!!!

buttman wrote:
On Aug 9, 7:01 pm, Andrew Gideon wrote:
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 23:45:45 +0000, buttman wrote:
I wonder if doctor newsgroups and lawyer newsgroups act the same
way when a law is made regarding drugs or tort laws or something...


I'd act that way if a medically-ignorant person were dictating
medical decisions regarding my health. Wouldn't you?

- Andrew


Yes I would, but I doubt that particular senator in the OP was the one
who wrote up that particular bill. All Senators do is say "yay" or
"nay".


Well let's see, she's on the Transportation Committee and on the Aviation
Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee. So she has a lot more to do
with passing aviation related bills than your average senator.


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Old August 10th 07, 08:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
S Green
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"Bob Gardner" wrote in message
...
I just received an e-mail from Senator Maria Cantwell telling me that the
proposed user fee of $25 per flight would not impact 90 percent of general
aviation because recreational flights are exempt and so are all turboprop
flights outside of controlled airspace. Golly gee! That means that I can
(in my dreams) fly my turboprop single less than 1200 feet above the ground
over much of the state of Washington for free...turboprop pilots in the
eastern states can descend even lower to smell the roses without paying!

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to how much this computer
geek-millionaire-senator knows about uncontrolled airspace?

Bob Gardner


$25 extra cost per flight when running a turbo prop - what's the big deal in
the total running costs


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Old August 10th 07, 08:12 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Gig 601XL Builder
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S Green wrote:
"Bob Gardner" wrote in message
...
I just received an e-mail from Senator Maria Cantwell telling me
that the proposed user fee of $25 per flight would not impact 90
percent of general aviation because recreational flights are exempt
and so are all turboprop flights outside of controlled airspace.
Golly gee! That means that I can (in my dreams) fly my turboprop
single less than 1200 feet above the ground over much of the state
of Washington for free...turboprop pilots in the eastern states can
descend even lower to smell the roses without paying! Anyone want to
hazard a guess as to how much this computer
geek-millionaire-senator knows about uncontrolled airspace?

Bob Gardner


$25 extra cost per flight when running a turbo prop - what's the big
deal in the total running costs


Well if you fly out and back every day for month it's $1500/mo. Pretty
healthy cost increase considering you are getting nothing in return.



 




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