Tag Archive for: Air traffic control

1957 Interim Report of the President’s Special Assistant for Aviation Facilities Planning

This is the April 4, 1957 interim report of Edward P. Curtis, President Eisenhower’s Special Assistant for Aviation Facilities Planning. It recommends the immediate establishment of an independent Airways Modernization Board to mediate between the…

Shutdown disruptions fodder for supporters of ATC privatization

“The recent five-week partial government shutdown offered new fodder for those who support turning air traffic control (ATC) over to a nonprofit private entity.”

User Charges: Panacea or Pitfall? (AOPA Study, 1969)

This is a document called “User Charges: Panacea or Pitfall?” produced by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in 1969 to provide policy justification for their opposition to the concept of having to pay…