Asked by The Eagle editorial board this week about his top priorities in the new Congress, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, mentioned his efforts to avert a Federal Aviation Administration plan to impose user fees on business jets and private pilots, and he predicted success. He and others have warned that raising the cost of flying will reduce plane sales — a terrible development for Wichita’s general-aviation manufacturers. “I think we’ve finally gotten the stake out and are about to drive it through user fees,” he said. That’s good news for Wichita’s economy.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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