AOPA FILES OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS OVER FBO FEES

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AOPA FILES OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS OVER FBO FEES

Posted by Daria Knupp on Aug 29, 2017 10:59 am

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With the filing of official complaints to the FAA, AOPA rolled out the next phase of its ongoing effort to tackle egregious fees charged by certain fixed-base operations around the country. The move comes after months of effort identifying the worst offenders and attempting to work with local airport sponsors receptive to ensuring their communities offer pilots reasonable access to their airfields, often described as the local on and off ramps to the National Airspace System. Read more here.

Have you experienced any egregious FBO pricing practices? 
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Re: AOPA FILES OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS OVER FBO FEES

Posted by Richard Lanning on Jan 9, 2018 2:19 pm

Surprised to not see Boca Raton on the list. Since President Trump's frequent visits to the West Palm Beach area severely affects Palm Beach International (KPBI) and completely closes down Lantana (KLNA) airport the next best option is Boca Raton (KBCT). Unless you fly a corporate jet, small general aviation has been essentially priced out of KBCT. Even monthly tie downs are no longer affordable to the average general aviation pilot and is evident by the dearth of small planes now tied down at KBCT. Surprisingly, their fuel is pretty much in line with other airports in the area. I can't blame them though, they are taking financial advantage of the chaos caused by the incessant VIPTFRs and certainly meeting the needs of the corporate environment.