Friday, February 18, 2005

Things are Still Changing

In a article published on 02/07/2005 by The Weekly of Business Aviation, Dave Collogan reported that Lockheed Martin won a contract to operate the nations Flight Service Station. The FAA estimates the move will save $2.2 Billion over ten years. The move is controversial because of the state of the current FSS employees who are federal government workers and will loose their pensions after the transition. However, AOPA endorsed the deal, expecting better service from a private contractor, and pointing to FAA analysis and review to keep the system functioning smoothly. As FSS changes are made, the student pilots at Metro will be affected. Hopefully, the predictions made by AOPA and Lockheed Martin will hold and the ease with which valuable information, particularly weather, is acquired will increase.


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