GA groups have mustered some considerable star power to fight the proposed privatization of air traffic control in the U.S. and will be unleashing the campaign on Tuesday at the opening general session of the NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. Such well-known aviators as Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell, Flight 1549 Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, aerobatics pilot Sean Tucker and country artist Dierks Bentley plus others appear in a video opposing the move.
Huge posters in the convention halls and standup banners in the hallways at the Las Vegas Convention Center carry photos of the influential pilots with the tagline “I know aviation. Join me in saying no to ATC privatization.” The video will be available at ATCNotForSale.com after the screening at the opening session.