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The Administration released its long-awaited Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Wednesday, which serves as a guideline for the Administration’s spending and policy initiatives. That budget, unfortunately, continues to promote policies that hurt general aviation and fail to lay the foundation for growth in aviation manufacturing and general aviation jobs. The sequester has officially killed the Blue Angels air show season, with the Navy announcing Tuesday that it was cancelling the remaining 2013 performances of its Flight Demonstration Squadron. The
"Local air-traffic-control towers have served a vital role in our country’s aviation infrastructure for over 30 years and are integral to the success of local businesses and rural communities." Source: Statement by Congressmen Tom Cotton (R-AR-04), Bruce Braley (D-IA-01), and Richard Hudson (R-NC-08), on the introduction of a bill to restore funding for contract control towers.