In a surprise move, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), retiring chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced a “manager’s amendment” to H.R. 4, a bill meant to provide long-term stable funding for the FAA, something that most everyone involved in aviation had been supporting. The amendment is Shuster’s last-gasp effort to remove the U.S. air traffic control system from the FAA and allow it to be run by a board where the airlines will have unparalleled control. AOPA is asking pilots and anyone who cares about the future of the U.S. air traffic system to contact their member of Congress today and tell them to oppose Section 5 of the Shuster amendment to H.R. 4. A vote on the bill could happen as soon as April 25.