Every pilot knows that balance is key to the magic of flight. To fly straight and level, the pilot has to keep thrust equal to drag and lift equal to gravity. A failure to understand and properly maintain balance can lead to tragic consequences. But balance seems to be missing in some current proposals regarding regulation in aviation. The belief by some that all government regulation is bad and unnecessary, and that key safety functions can be better administered by the free market has led to increasing calls to significantly reduce or modify existing aviation regulations or change the nature and scope of regulatory oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Read the entire commentary in the New York Daily News.