General aviation is a target of further government mandates. Many of these would change the way people use general aviation for leisure, business and private jet charter. The entire general aviation industry is in a holding pattern, waiting to see if the proposed legislation regarding user fees will be pushed forward.
Fortunately for the industry, many companies and associations are fighting back. Many are contacting congress to vocalize the importance of general aviation in their communities. One association that is serious about its efforts is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). They have produced a couple of television spots regarding the important value of protecting this industry. Harrison Ford is a spokesman for defending private aviation.