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  1. Swiper

    Swiper VIP Member

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    I think it's a great idea to privatize the FAA.
     
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  2. Dangling Unit

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    Why?

    Before you answer, think of the repercussions general aviation will feel if the major airlines are allowed to govern who goes where and when.
     
  3. DungeonDweller

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    Why does someone have to govern that?

    If you want to control landing and takeoff, let state and local do that. County airports controlled by county air traffic controllers. Private airports by private air traffic controllers.

    This idea that Big Brother needs to oversee everything is dumb. The closer the decisions are made to home the better.
     
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  4. Swiper

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    so you think private companies won't compete for the best service for their customers? i think not. if one company won't go somewhere another one will.
     
  5. shortz

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    The government has little involvement in licensing and maintaining licensing. It's actually the medical board that does that. The DEA does have control over controlled substances and its prescribing, but it's not doing an awesome job at it. For instance, my wife just had a patient two days ago that has been on methodone for 30 years and is taking a dose of 180mg per day. That is an insane dose, as well as an insane amount of time to be on it. Methodone is used as a treatment plan for heroin addicts that should only take a couple/few months, not 30 fracking years.

    This is not an uncommon occurrence either. We see seekers and abusers all over the place, as well as physicians enabling it.
     
  6. Dangling Unit

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    General aviation. General aviation. Say it with me, "General aviation."

    http://www.gajsc.org/general-aviation/

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...ghrMA4&usg=AFQjCNHnFRGj61aI7xy82U-raCEsRY-nmw

    From your comment, it sounds like you just want to argue for the broad paintbrush of "no government throughout," without knowing the implications of what "no government throughout" will do. Please do some research before making broad assessments. Sorry to sound crass, but I'm a pilot and have a dog in the fight. Here's a couple links to get you started:

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/july/12/get-the-facts-about-atc-privatization

    http://www.flyingmag.com/aviation-g...e-opposition-to-houses-atc-privatization-push
     
  7. Dangling Unit

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    It's way more complex than that. It's not just one guy sitting in a tower telling pilots to take-off and land. You'd be surprised how intricate and complex it is.
     
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  8. Dangling Unit

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    Is the medical board private or public?

    I wholeheartedly agree that something needs to be done with abuse of medication. Something should be done about lobbying, which is a big issue with everything. I think the FDA needs to be two separate entities. The organization itself is an oxymoron.
     
  9. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    In my state the medical licensing board is under the Dept of Public Health. I think that's fairly typical state to state.
     
  10. FlyingDragon

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    I dislike the fact that pilots have to fly to the next radar point instead of flying a direct route due to the radar infrastructure being prehistoric. Airlines or the FAA should have updated the system years ago. It would save consumers time, airlines save in not wasting fuel....Then again thats too simple of a solution....


     
  11. FlyingDragon

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    I dislike the fact that pilots have to fly to the next radar point instead of flying a direct route due to the radar infrastructure being prehistoric. Airlines or the FAA should have updated the system years ago. It would save consumers time, airlines save in not wasting fuel....Then again thats too simple of a solution....
     
  12. Dangling Unit

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    Im unsure of your comment, because you can fly a direct route to an airfield. They do have established routes that make it easier to navigate (between VOR's) but you don't have to use them.

    If you're referring to the "hub-and-spoke," or "point-to-point" system, that's an airlines choice, for logistic purposes. Most airlines fly hub-and-spoke (move the people to one central location, then disperse them from there). Southwest is an airline that flies point-to-point. They don't have central hubs, except for maintenance purposes.
     

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