Vote Yes on Perry-Boebert Amendment on FAA Reauthorization on Tail Fin Numbers

July 19, 2023, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the U.S. House of Representatives to vote in favor of an amendment by U.S. Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) that would strike Sections 206 and 207 of the FAA reauthorization legislation:

“Hidden within the legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration is a proposal to end the re-selling of the tail numbers which identify individual aircraft. Why the heck should the federal government care about this and who are these supposed limited government elected officials who would so blithely end a free-market solution which intelligently allocates desirable vanity tail numbers while still allowing non-premium numbers to be available for purchase for ten dollars? Fortunately, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) have offered an amendment to the legislation, Amendment No. 334, that would strike Sections 206 and 207 related to N-number restrictions.

“Some smart entrepreneurs discovered a demand for short two, three or four letter/number combinations or meaningful combinations that was unfilled, and they reserved numbers they thought there would be an excess demand for a cost of $10 each. This is a true supply and demand marketplace with potential buyers free to walk away at any time to purchase a different number from the FAA for a nominal fee, and Congress should not be interfering with.”


FAA Bill Stomps Free Market Tail Number System & Common Sense, July 19, 2023, By Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning at

Letter to House and Senate against Sections 206 and 207 of FAA reauthorization, July 14, 2023, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning:

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