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General Aviation. Connecting Our Community To T he World. What is GA?. A ll things aviation except military and the airlines. General Aviation . BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT…. What is GA?. Business flying. Law enforcement. Firefighting. Sightseeing. Package delivery. Air ambulance.

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General Aviation

Connecting Our Community To The World


What is GA?

All things aviation except military and the airlines

  • General Aviation

  • 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

Disaster relief

Wildlife

management

Recreational

flying

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

with a business need, civic duty, or just plain passion for flying

  • Ordinary People

  • 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

  • Learn to fly!

  • Talk to elected officials

  • Stay engaged

  • Become a member of AOPA

  • Donate to the AOPA Foundation

  • How can you help?


Funding for this presentation made possible through a grant from the AOPA Foundation

  • WWW.AOPA.ORG/FOUNDATION

WWW.AOPA.ORG


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