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Aviation Advocacy Fund

Supporting Modernization Not Privatization

AOPA is working to fight the so-called privatization of air traffic control and we need your help. Former US Airways Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, made famous for successfully landing Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009, said in a video interview that privatizing air traffic control would hand “control to the largest airlines, giving them the keys to the kingdom.” Sully agreed to the interview for no compensation.

Now we need to make sure the general public hears Sully – which is where you come in. AOPA needs your contributions to fight this so-called “privatization” effort, put the Sully message on the air and online, and educate the public and pilots about the threat this presents to general aviation.

Please donate what you can to the AOPA Advocacy Fund, and your contributions will be used toward the campaign to fight air traffic control privatization and advocate for general aviation in DC during this critical time. This fundraising effort is a joint project with other aviation associations, large and small, who are united in this effort and sharing the significant expense to educate the public about the dangers of privatizing air traffic control.

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