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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 09:03:45 PM »
I'm taking a "wait-n-see" attitude.  The congresspersons and senators already know how I feel about it.  And, I'm so very tired of current version of politics.
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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 11:00:37 PM »
  The future of Aviation is starting to looking more like the Jetsons everyday. I don't know if privatizing is the answer but look back to the mid 70's when General Aviation got the big hit.

  We are on the cusp of "Digital Stabilization". The technology that the drones are using to vertical fly wireless is the tech that will allow helicopters and other flying tech to be as easy to fly as your new Tesla autodrive.

  How is this all going to go down is up to us. The guy who can figure out how to prevent a 100 million aerial vehicles from hitting each other will be a hero.

  It's happening with or without us old guys accepting it or not.
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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 11:18:02 AM »
Some ATC is already privatized, isn't it?
I'm talking about contract towers.

Privatizing FSS's wasn't such a great idea,
as in getting PNW weather info from some yahoo in who-knows-where who's never even been here,
but it might be OK for ATC.

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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 12:42:55 PM »
I'll take the wait and see on this one myself.  Most of my flying doesn't involve ATC, but sure glad they are around.
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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 07:40:01 AM »
How is the current ATC system is broken?
How will privatization fix what is broken better than simply adjusting the current government system?
Why do airliners experience takeoff and landing delays?
How will privatizing ATC shorten delays?
How exactly will privatization improve the ATC mission?
« Last Edit: June 06, 2017, 07:41:36 AM by Domenick »
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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 08:14:57 AM »
How is the current ATC system is broken?
How will privatization fix what is broken better than simply adjusting the current government system?
Why do airliners experience takeoff and landing delays?
How will privatizing ATC shorten delays?
How exactly will privatization improve the ATC mission?

By adding user fee's that have been unsuccessfully added so far.  Don't you see the huge amount of fees we have been missing out on collecting?  Got to make it cheaper for the airlines to do buisness how to do so? Make those crappy weekend warriors cover the bill so we can Make some profit with out raising airfare. 

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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 08:24:49 AM »
Not to say user fees aren't part of the proposed program,
but since FSS was privatized I don't believe any user fees have ever been instituted.

I rarely use FAA ATC services, generally only when going into a towered airport.
I do use Navy ATC services fairly frequently flying through NAS Whidbey's class C airspace.
IFR traffic, esp commercial airline traffic, would seem to be the biggest  ATC users.
Are they paying their fair share?
« Last Edit: June 06, 2017, 08:27:20 AM by hotrod180 »

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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 08:40:58 AM »
ATC services never recovered after Reagan fired most of the journeyman controllers in 1981.

The kids they hired never did catch on to the flexibility lost.
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Re: Privatize Air Traffic Control?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2017, 05:54:06 PM »
How is the current ATC system is broken?
How will privatization fix what is broken better than simply adjusting the current government system?
Why do airliners experience takeoff and landing delays?
How will privatizing ATC shorten delays?
How exactly will privatization improve the ATC mission?
Those are not the relevant questions. The only one is "Who will profit from privatization?"

Follow the money!

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