Privatizing air traffic controllers will fundamentally destablize air travel in the United States.

An expected congressional proposal to overhaul and privatize the Federal Aviation Administration is drawing the concern of local pilots and airport management. They worry that the plan would result in increased fees that would make general aviation flying less accessible.

Congress is required to periodically reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. It did so in October, but that will only last until March 31.

When the next re-authorization bill is introduced — likely in February — it’s expected that the House of Representatives version will include provisions to privatize the FAA and make changes to how it is funded.

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