"I believe that unless congressional intervention or
legislative mandates are in place, the time it takes the FAA to
address the most critical safety issues raised by the accident is
too long." Source: Representative
Jerry Costello (D-IL).
As you contemplate this weekend's $100 hamburger, consider this.
As early as 1908, no less pilot than Wilbur Wright understood that
flying would be something that people would do for the sheer
pleasure of it. He worte about it in "Scientific American" way back
in the day.