robwmc writes: I'm not sure how many here on/. are pilots but the Bush administration evidently want to make that number decline. The new budget calls for charging user fees for access to airspace, raising the aviation fuel tax to $0.70 per gallon and raising fees for everything related to being a GA pilot. Take a look at one of the various articles on the AOPA website.
The AOPA has worked very hard for keeping the system "fair" for the average Joe to keep the cost of flying affordable for the general public.