[Start sarcasm]: The FAA has seen the light. With its budget challenged by sequestration, FAA brass came up with a “pay for play” program to extort — er… I mean bill — the nation’s fly-ins for traffic control.
This is a great thing.
You see, FAA leadership has realized now what uncertainty means.
So in the future, when ICON Aircraft asks for a weight exemption for its light-sport aircraft, it will hear back in weeks rather than months (or years).
When any manufacturer wants to add an inflatable seatbelt or brighter and lower powered landing light, they should expect a prompt reply from the new, nimble FAA.
I see good things in general aviation’s future. [End sarcasm]