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NBAA, AOPA, EAA Planning Legal Challenge to DOT's Move to Dismantle Flight BlockingWashington, DC, June 6, 2011 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) today announced that they will mount a legal challenge to the decision by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to dismantle the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program. The three associations will seek an injunction to prevent the decision from taking effect and will ask the courts to invalidate the new policy… (www.nbaa.org) More...
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of course they're fighting it. they don't want the public to know how much they fly their private jets :)
The only one of those organizations that has a jet is AOPA, which [http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N4GA is not blocked].
'Flight Blocking' has very little to do with "knowing how much they fly", and a lot to do with not letting competitors know which markets you are visiting or potential contracts a company may be going after. Also, as *private* citizens, do you want everyone knowing YOUR comings & goings? Then why don't they have the right to privacy? Entertainers also block their flights to try to avoid paparazzi.
I was just kidding Gringo... I fly little planes out of KDEC, world headquarters for Archer Daniels Midland... they have 6 big jets that are always traveling somewhere, I get the reason for blocking. In the end, this DOT decision will be overruled, we all know that.
I don't want everybody knowing where I'm going in my J-3 lol
Didn't 9/11 teach those who want to remain ----a ghost at 30,000 feet?