ATC privatization threat beat by unified grassroots effort

A controversial ATC privatization plan has been removed from an FAA reauthorization bill in the House of Representatives, scoring a victory for general aviation against a powerful, well-financed lobby that sought to give control of the national air traffic system to the country’s largest airlines. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) announced Feb. 27, 2018, that he […]

Wielding the power to heal by air and sea

Historically, adversity brings out the best and the worst in humans. That’s certainly been true throughout America’s history. Lately, we’ve had plenty of adversity on our plate, a sad reality that presents the opportunity for individuals to show grace and generosity — which they did. It started with a storm named Harvey that blasted into […]

Video: Astronauts say no to ATC privatization

Four veteran NASA astronauts are featured in a 98-second video opposing the privatization of U.S. air traffic control (ATC) services. “We know better than most that our national airspace is precious and that our freedom to use it now hangs by a thin thread,” says former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Lieutenant General Thomas Stafford in […]