Flying Across America: An Effort we
Must all Rally Behind
But…why? We’re two aviation nuts, intimately convinced that General Aviation is a great value to the community and we want to make more than blogging about it as we already do on Jason's blog and Vincent's blog. We want to turn this flight into a big and positive event. There are lots of things going on in aviation; lots of interesting places to visit that deserve more attention; lots of small organizations doing great work, and so on… We are in touch with many of them through our online activities, and we like to link them together, and not only on the net.
Many people think that General Aviation is made of business jets flying VIPs and rich yuppies flying in light aircraft. These things exist, for sure, but GA should not be reduced to that. Geneneral Aviation fulfills a lot of missions, from touristic sightseeing flights, aerial surveys of lots of things, medical transports, mail and freight, media relays to cover sport events, rescue operations, and it is a time saver for many businesses. The number of jobs directly or indirectly by General Aviation is impressive, and one should not see it as a costly hobby for a the rich and affluent. By the way, getting one's pilots certificate in Jason's aircraft costs less than $5.000. To say one more thing about what GA is doing for the community, to you know that most Christmas Trees are transported by the air from the plantations to where they are prepared for retail sales?