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New Rules for Crowded Skies

August 23, 1987

Now that President Reagan has personally experienced a near-miss in his helicopter, he might be more interested in putting our Air Safety Trust Fund to its correct use.

With more airline near-misses occurring every week, is it not now time to use the money to put crash avoidence systems in all aircraft? I understand that several companies have proven systems that could help prevent mid-air collisions and save thousands of lives.

This trust fund is fed by us--8% of the air fare we pay goes into it. I am sure that most users of airlines would like this money spent on air safety. Currently Reagan is using the $5.5 billion in the fund to offset the huge national deficit. How can this man sleep at night knowing that his petty priorities affect all who fly our skies?

BRUCE NOLTE

Pasadena

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