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Briefing May 2014 Issue

Briefing: May 2014

EAA Will Pay FAA For AirVenture Controllers

Despite much outrage, a court challenge, and months of negotiation, the EAA has settled with the FAA and agreed to pay the expenses of air traffic controllers who work the tower for the AirVenture fly-in at Oshkosh. “This ends the uncertainty that began with the FAA’s sudden assessment of ATC fees for the 2013 event and the potential that air traffic support might not be provided this year or in the future unless such fees were paid,” EAA said. The costs, which EAA estimates will total $475,000 per year for the first two years, will be folded in to the overall expenses for the event. EAA said they will “make every effort to ensure that the impact is minimal” on visitors and vendors.

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