I watched on TV this morning as private pilots demanded that they be exempt from the same rules covering commercial airliners. The people who have their own airplanes, and especially the owners of corporate jets and the like must think they are a special class of people and require special rules.
Its insane to think that those airplanes cannot be used as a weapon. 9-11 should have taught us that terrorists will exploit any weakness. We have fuel storage depots, Chemical farms, Universities, and a great many other places that are unprotected against attack. How many oil refineries are there in the US.
We should re-think licensing and rules for these planes. The airways are crowded already. Why should the privileged few be able to have complete freedom to do whatever they want and endanger the rest of us?
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