Welcome to a virtual hanger located in the heart of Pennsylvania's canyon country!! In the hanger you will meet enthusiats of light sport and ultralight aviation. Some are pilots, some are not. The common thread for those who hang out here is that we are enthusiasts of things that fly.
There are federal legislators in
Washington, D.C. who may begin to support general aviation (GA) "user
fees" as a method to bolster revenues due to the fiscal cliff
We are fortunate that
Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is an active pilot and aircraft owner. Pat
understands what GA user fees will do to the already fragile GA segment of
aviation. Please contact Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Robert Casey
Jr. along with your local Congressional members and let them know that general
aviation is a critical part of our nation's economy and that GA user fees will
cripple the GA industry if they are enacted.
Tell them that GA user fees
should not be unfairly singled out during the current fiscal cliff debates. Let
them know that user fees will cripple the GA segment of aviation in America. To
help reduce the federal deficit, the President has included a "$100 Per
Flight User Fee" in his FY 2013 budget package.
Please call and/or write to them
today at their local district offices. Phone lines are very busy at their
Washington, D.C. offices due the massive amounts of people making contact right
now on numerous issues.
Pennsylvania House Bill 1100,
which eliminates fixed-wing aircraft sales and use taxes, passed the
Pennsylvania House by a vote of 179-19 on May 22, 2102. Although the bill was
moved to the senate, the bill did not advance quick enough to make it through
due to the short time frame that the senate was in session which was brought
about the federal elections in November.
Senate Bill 1552 which was a
companion bill in the senate did not have enough time to make it through both
the senate and the house.
The Aviation Council has been
advised that a new senate bill to address the fixed-wing sales and use
taxes will be introduced with the start of the new legislative session which
starts in January 2013.
We are optimistic that with your
help. 2013 will be the year that Pennsylvania becomes competitive so that
collectively we can start to build a stronger and more vibrant aviation and
AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR
About The Aviation
Council of Pennsylvania
Council is comprised of aerospace manufacturers, airports, FBOs, flight
schools, aircraft owners and pilots, corporate flight departments, charter
operators, aviation suppliers, consultants, engineers, architects,
organizations, and individuals working together to improve and promote aviation
in the Commonwealth. Our strong voice in Pennsylvania aviation issues
helps assure that aviation interests are properly served.
The Aviation Council of
Pennsylvania's mission is to represent the Pennsylvania aviation and aerospace
community in matters involving government and private sector interests; to
improve aviation in partnership with the Commonwealth and the federal
government; and to increase public awareness of