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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?
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
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 only 7,200 airliners GA aircraft compared to
A Public Utility A highway system in the sky GA IS LOCAL
Where Can I Fly To?
There are more than 5,000 but only public airports in the U.S., 500 have airline service
Your Airport: An Economic Engine ● Jobs ● Local Taxes ● Attracts New Businesses ● Multiplier Effect
Priceless Some benefits cannot be quantified
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 W W W . A O P A . O R G