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In light of the impending elimination of the BARR program, what can be done to protect flying privacy?
The FAA recently announced the approaching elimination of the BARR program, which has allowed individuals to protect their GA flight information from public dissemination for years. What does this mean for GA pilots and passengers? Should we have greater rights to flying privacy? If so, how can we protect them?
For more information on this topic, check out "NBAA, Others to Fight for Flying Privacy in Legal Battle."
You can also read Robert Goyer's opinion on the issue in his recent blog post, "Why Flying Privacy Matters to Us All."
BARR is one small step towards using ADS-B as a tax revenue engine. When the FAA knows precisely where you are, what you are flying, and what the carbon fuel consumption is along your flight path, you will be taxed. This scenario works in aircraft, automobiles, trucks, trains, ships... you get the picture. And with ADS-B a legislated reality, there isn't an alternative if your airplane has a registration number.
All planes could be registered in shell corporations where it would take a court order to pierce the corporate veil.