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General Aviation
Connecting Our Community To The World
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What is GA?
General Aviation
All things aviation except
military and the airlines
BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT…
What is GA?
Business flying
Law enforcement
Firefighting
Sightseeing
Package delivery
Air ambulance
News/traffic
reporting
Agricultural
Wildlife
management
Recreational
flying
Disaster relief
Banking/Commerce
What Is GA?
For Example...
In one year, airborne Los Angeles law enforcement
responded to more than 30,000 incidents
Who Are GA Pilots
Ordinary People
with a business need, civic
duty, or just plain passion
for flying
Over
600,000
certificated pilots in the U.S.
A Robust Fleet
The majority of GA aircraft are manufactured in the U.S.
Of that, there are 224,000 GA aircraft compared to
only 7,200 airliners
A Public Utility
A highway system in the sky
GA IS LOCAL
Where Can I Fly To?
There are more
than 5,000 public
airports in the U.S.,
but only 500 have
airline service
Your Airport: An Economic Engine
● Jobs
● Local Taxes
● Attracts New Businesses
● Multiplier Effect
Priceless
Some benefits cannot be quantified
<AIRPORT ID> At A Glance
● ___ Employees
● ___ Businesses
● ___ Based Airplanes
It’s Your Airport
How can you help?
● Learn to fly!
● Talk to elected officials
● Stay engaged
● Become a member of AOPA
● Donate to the AOPA
Foundation
Funding for this presentation made possible
through a grant from the AOPA Foundation
WWW.AOPA.ORG/FOUNDATION
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