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the purpose of each flight and bill for it accordingly. Even if many GA flights initially were exempt from the fee, the bureaucracy that would administer, collect, and Pilot Says Claroxan Has Sharpened process fees could easily expand them His Short and Long Range Vision Albert Miller - Retired Army Sergeant to other types of aviation—and other services. If the government already Albert Miller is a retired Army sergeant. I decided to get right back on the Claroxan noticed He has been a faithful Claroxan user program. Soon after, I got signed off to tracks how many landings you make, when for seven years. We took some time what’s to stop it from charging for turning base to talk to the 60-year-old aviator about operate a complex, high-performance airplane. It was quite different from the his experience with Claroxan, the once planes I had own. So much was going each one? And the charges could grow. I could pick daily tablet for vision improvement. on and the plane ew so much faster, Additional fees would bypass the con- up the VASI much easier...” I have been ying for eight years. I am a by the time I had a chance to process gressional budgeting process, allowing private pilot working on my instrument anything other than just ying the airrating. I carry a third-class medical and plane, my instructor and I were 20 miles the new bureaucracy to charge more y for the joy of ying. I feel that taking from the eld. Luckily, since I had been Claroxan has sharpened my short and taking Claroxan I could pick up ground without a vote in Congress. long distance vision. It has also helped reference points to orient myself to go As the Super Committee reviewed my peripheral vision, which is instru- to the practice area, or make it back to mental in picking up relative objects at the eld. the president’s and other lawmakers’ night. Here is the way I see it: I don’t care When returning to the eld for landings, proposals for reducing the deficit, how good your vision is, it can always Claroxan helped me big time. I noticed get sharper. when turning base I could pick up the AOPA worked to arm key members of I knew it was really working for me VASI much easier and knew which Congress with the facts about aviawhen I had to discontinue using it. I had adjustments I was going to have to tion user fees. Dozens of members of to take some medication, and to err on make on nal. After making the turn to the safe side I decided to stop using my nal approach, I was consistently on the House GA Caucus, more than 100 daily dose of Claroxan. After 60 days a better glide path and didn’t have to without it, I noticed a dramatic drop make as many pitch and power adjustmembers of Congress, and 23 senain my long-range visual acuity. Read- ments to maintain the red over white tors signed three separate letters to the ing and picking up ground reference descent glide path. points from the air were much harder Thanks Pacic Health, committee or the president warning of than before. Albert Miller – Vancouver, WA the crippling effect of per-flight user fees, and a broad coalition of aviation organizations cautioned that proposCopyright ©2012 Pacic Health, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.PacHealth.com als to increase charges on all aspects of These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. aviation “would lead to significant job loss across all sectors of the industry and the nation.” The Super Committee failed to produce a deficit-reduction proposal by its November 2011 deadline, Get Sharper.indd 1 Always but 12/13/11 pressures to find new revenue sources remain. User-fee proposals are bound to resurface. As of December, the House and Senate had yet to agree on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, and the Obama administration’s next budget is set to be released in February. Hopefully neither will contain proposals for damaging user fees, but AOPA is preparing for the possibility. The specifics of proposals vary, but the effects are the same: User fees would cripple GA with untenable costs and create a federal collection bureaucracy that is bound to grow. AOPA continually works to educate lawmakers and opinion leaders about GA’s 1.3 million jobs, $150 billion yearly contribution to the U.S. economy, and the potentially devastating effects of stifling GA activity with excess charges. A strong understanding of GA among lawmakers will continue to help fortify GA against the next user-fee threat, from wherever it may come.

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AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012

AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012
Contents
President’s Position
Hangar Talk
AOPA Media
AOPA Action
Letters
Waypoints
Proficient Pilot
Safety Pilot
License to Learn
Pilot Counsel
Fly Well
Pilot Briefing
Rally GA: Pay Up
Budget Buy: Classically Quick
Percival Provost: Fine Englishman
Flying Wild in Alaska
On Brand-New Wings
B-Ball to Biplane
2012 Tougher Than a Tornado Sweepstakes: Water Dog
The Bird and the Leprechaun
Avionics: Pilot Friendly
Technique: Wind Warrior
Wx Watch: The Problem with Pireps
Products: Anywhere Map Septa
Never Again
Fly-Outs
Fly by Wire
Pilots
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Cover2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - President’s Position
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 5
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Hangar Talk
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 7
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 8
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 9
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - AOPA Media
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 11
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - AOPA Action
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 13
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 14
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 15
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 16
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 17
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 18
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 19
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Letters
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 21
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 22
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 23
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Waypoints
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 25
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Proficient Pilot
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 27
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Safety Pilot
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 29
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - License to Learn
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 31
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Pilot Counsel
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 33
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Fly Well
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 35
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Pilot Briefing
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 37
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 38
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 39
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 40
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Rally GA: Pay Up
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 42
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 43
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Budget Buy: Classically Quick
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 45
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 46
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 47
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 48
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 49
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 50
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 51
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Percival Provost: Fine Englishman
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 53
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 54
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 55
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 56
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 57
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Flying Wild in Alaska
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 59
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 60
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 61
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 62
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 63
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - On Brand-New Wings
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 65
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 66
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 67
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 68
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 69
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 70
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 71
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - B-Ball to Biplane
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 73
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 74
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 75
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 2012 Tougher Than a Tornado Sweepstakes: Water Dog
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 77
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 78
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 79
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 80
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 81
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - The Bird and the Leprechaun
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 83
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 84
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 85
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 86
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 87
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 88
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Avionics: Pilot Friendly
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 90
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 91
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 92
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Technique: Wind Warrior
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 94
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 95
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 96
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Wx Watch: The Problem with Pireps
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - I1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - I2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 98
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 99
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 100
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Products: Anywhere Map Septa
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 102
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 103
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Never Again
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 105
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 106
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Fly-Outs
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Fly by Wire
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 109
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 110
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - 111
AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2012 - Pilots
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