Obama says $1 billion will be raised by the $100/ flight: The fee on corporate jets and other private passenger planes, for example, would raise about $1 billion a year to help finance the cost of air traffic control. OK let's figure that out if it is possible! There are a total of 11,000 corporate jets world wide with the majority in the USA. Using 9,000 jets how many trips per day needed to generate $1 billion? A) $100/trip divided into $1 billion is 10 million trips. B) that's 1,111 trips/year/jet or 4 per day in a 5 day week. C) At 1,000/trip and 400/mph that equals 10 hours/day in the air. An impossibility as : Given that your average corporate jet doesn't fly more then 250 hours per year Part 91 Maximum Flight time per pilot [Archive] - PPRuNe Forums A private jet can fly between 800 and 1,000 hours year. The business of private aviation | Business Traveller So Obama's "simple math" maybe hard to get $1 billion a year as it would require the average jet to fly 2,777 hours! nearly double what they do now!!! Again.. big numbers are NOT Obama's Forte!