Mon, Sep 17, 2007
Wishes He Could "Talk Some Sense" Into Former Colleagues
The latest announced opponent of Senate Bill 1300, which would
reauthorize the FAA and add user fees for general aviation, is
former astronaut and Utah Senator Jake Garn.
"This is the only time since I left the Senate that I wished I
was still there so I could talk some common sense into my former
colleagues," Garn recently told the Salt Lake Tribune. "I think it
will have long-term negative impacts on small businesses and
communities across the nation."
Current Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who sits on the Senate Finance
Committee, has not said how he will vote.
Garn's comments came during a press conference arranged by the
anti-user-fee Alliance for Aviation Across America.
Other Utahans of note lined up against the Senate bill are
Arthur Douglas, president of the Utah Farmers Union, St. George
Mayor Daniel McArthur, and Stephen Thompson, a member of the Logan
The Senate Commerce Committee will take up the bill this
Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun... DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the or>[...]
Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and C>[...]
Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two mi>[...]
"Without that drone we would not have found it and would have just been wandering around the bush." Source: New Zealand Police Sergeant Chris Turnbull, commenting on the use of a b>[...]
Aero Linx: The Collings Foundation The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501(c)3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and supp>[...]