Originally Posted by AKDoug
That's too funny. Do people really believe that the above quoted regulation is a "law" even relevant to this discussion...oh well.
This isn't a can of worms either DUDE. It's just more of the same old BULL SYSTEM that guides want everyone who doesn't know any better to believe.
Here's how it is.
Air taxi's are federally licensed and authorized to carry passengers for hire.
Air taxi's are not limited to who they carry for what purpose.
If a person wants to hire an air taxi and fly around and look for game...or flowers it's the same thing. There is no way the State or guides can tell a federally licensed air carrier where they can carry 'the public' or where they can go or not go.
If a person wants to hire a plane...they can.
Not all air taxis are licensed transporters EITHER. That's why some KNOWINGLY provide transportation services to big game hunters; there is an exemption to that regulation.
It wont be long before we see "transporter" licensing go away entirely.
Transporter licensing was "dreamed up" by guides as a way to "control" the general publics access and ability to access game.
It's not working, in fact it's not legal and so the guide board is going to have give up on "the dream".
ANYBODY...show me one air taxi that has been "busted" for Knowingly flying big game hunters without a transporter license or advertising or spotting or flying around looking for game or for 'poaching' a guide area.
It has not happened. "Transporter licensing" regulations can not be enforced on federally licensed and authorized air carriers.