Aviation is important in the 9th district with manufacturing and airports and I will work to help improve it.
Military aviation has made great progress in weapon systems. We have air superiority in any current conflict.
The space program is a great success going to the moon. But then we retreated to earth orbit. The International Space Station serviced by the Space Shuttle are magnificent but to what purpose. Now we have grounded the Shuttle and are dependent on the Russians to service the Space Station. We need some better vision.
Commercial aviation has had basically no progress in 50 years since we reached the sound barrier. We were going to produce supersonic airplanes until environmentalists stopped it with false scientific theories. We could build this aircraft now if politicians would allow it. This will be one of my objectives in congress.
General aviation is doing well with corporate and private jets. But supersonic flight is banned by politicians.
Private aviation is in bad shape with almost no production, high fuel prices and high maintenance and parts costs. This is one of the few countries that you can fly your own airplane for now. Lower fuel cost and legal reforms can help.