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Summary: The U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system is key to the safety and efficient functioning of the nation's air travel. Both are jeopardized as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) owns and operates an antiquated, inefficient system with resistance to change and continuous problems with congressional budgeting.
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About "Air Traffic Control Privatization (AFF)"
The U.S. air traffic control (ATC) system is key to the safety and efficient functioning of the nation’s air travel. Both are jeopardized as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) owns and operates an antiquated, inefficient system with resistance to change and continuous problems with congressional budgeting.
There’s got to be a better way, and there is. It’s the way the rest of the major industrialized countries have already done their ATC: privatize and outsource it away from government control. The best model is Canada, where a non profit organization, NavCanada, was set up to take over the ATC infrastructure from the government. NavCanada operates its ATC system at the same or higher safety level as the FAA, and at lower cost. They also have more advanced technology than the US has, because privatization has allowed more stable funding and capital improvements that FAA cannot afford.
Negatives will argue that the Canadian model is not comparable to the US system due to the much larger size and complexity of US airspace. NavCanada (and other similar privatization schemes, like Britain) are not the great model of success they are made out to be. Costs actually went up and taxpayers had to bail them out. The status quo ATC system isn’t broken, so we shouldn’t try to fix it, particularly with a new system that will only make things worse.
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Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. A homeschooling dad himself, he realized the growing potential and benefit of homeschool debate and switched over to coaching homeschoolers a couple years later. In 2001, he helped Chris Jeub with bringing The Blue Book to a more advanced level. He has been co-authoring Blue Book ever since.