Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Well, since it's a consultation I trust we will all make our opinions known to the CAA. I also trust that whatever GA organisation we belong to AOPA, BGA, LAA, BMAA, will be pressed to lobby for the benefit of their membership.
It may not matter to me given the number of years behind me but you never know. I do however resent the idea of them mandating anything and just expecting us all to reach into our pockets yet again for something which, I very much doubt there is much (any?) evidence that there is an issue to be addressed. But if they do mandate it they should do the decent thing and refund the entire cost of the mandated device and any associated installation costs.
And if they do go ahead with this they should give something back, and what I think they should give back is pretty much ALL controlled airspace. I mean, if we are all conspicuous and identified where is the need for controlled airspace?
And I'll make this prediction. If this does come to pass, maybe not immediately but at some point down the line some ratty civil servant is going to come up with the notion, hey, look at all that traffic. We can see everything they are doing and we can track them, therefore we can charge them.
ps. I haven't yet read the consultation, but I will.
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