FAA needs better budget management

While the FAA is charging airshows for ATC services, it appears the agency could reap billions of dollars in cost savings simply by implementing better management and business practices. According to a report from Aviation International News, analyses by the Department of Transportation and the Government Accountability Office show that overruns in the NextGen program and a resistance to consolidating Air Traffic Control centers is a big part of the problem.

Frugal Flying

Do you have any tips on how to save money while flying? We are collecting them from our readers for an upcoming special issue. What have you learned that will be helpful to other pilots about how to save money — on anything from training to buying an aircraft (or renting) to operations, maintenance, upgrades, hangars…the list goes on. Share your money-saving tips so we all can fly more often for less!

You can add your comments below or send them to janice@generalaviationnews.com Feel free to send along photos of your and your plane, as well. Who knows? You may be featured in our July 5 print issue!