HomeBenefitseStoreCalendarScholarshipLinksGolf Tournament
Trivia NightContact UsGalleryMembershipSLATS

Welcome

The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association is intended to have a voice at the local, state, and regional level, allowing the organization to be more proactive, and effective, when issues are presented.

A major goal of this organization is to be more in-tune to what is going on at the local level, and therefore, have the opportunity, and resources to act in a more efficient, and effective manner.

The resources and industry positions of our members will allow us to achieve many goals in the future when issues are presented that can adversely, or positively, affect general, and business aviation causes.
Follow Us on the Links Above.
BECOME A MEMBER OF GSLBAA




House Bill Calls for Private ATC!
Contact Roger Mollman at rpm197@att.net or 314-378-8099 for more information and registration.
For some time, we have been vigilant, and ready to mobilize, when it comes to the continuing battle over air traffic control (ATC) privatization. The moment for action has arrived, with yesterday’s introduction of H.R.2997 – legislation containing provisions for privatizing ATC – a long-standing priority for the nation’s big airlines.

I am writing to ask you to please take action today to support NBAA’s work to make the business aviation community’s voice heard in the fight against this legislative threat to our industry.

Oppose H.R.2997 to Privatize ATC
Here’s why we must stop this legislation: H.R.2997 proposes to strip control of aviation-system oversight from the public’s elected representatives, and essentially hand control of the system over to a group of private parties, largely unaccountable to Congress.

The citizens, companies and communities relying on general aviation for business, civil services and other needs will be the ones most at risk if this legislation becomes law.

Under the new structure, the private parties would be given sweeping authority to restrict access to airports and airspace, set and collect air transportation taxes, and increase costs for flying. Resources for airports and other infrastructure could be directed away from general aviation. The setup could jeopardize service and access for smaller communities. Perhaps most troubling, the work underway to build a NextGen aviation system could be seriously delayed, while an entire governance structure is disrupted.

Simply put, H.R.2997 embodies a flawed and risky idea, which NBAA and the business aviation community have long opposed. We support implementation of targeted solutions to identified problems to ensure America’s aviation system remains the world’s best in all aspects, for many years to come. What we don’t support is a plan to give away, for free, America’s taxpayer-funded aviation assets to a group of self-interested parties.

We must act immediately to alert Congress to our unified opposition to H.R.2997, as the House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has slated the bill for consideration before month’s end.

By contacting your members of Congress today, you can send a message to lawmakers, and help NBAA turn back this legislative threat to everyone in business aviation.

Thank you.



Ed Bolen 
President and CEO 
National Business Aviation Association