Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Why GA is so important

I just wanted to share this great article from the Savannah Morning News in Savannah, Georgia. That's the home of Gulfstream, by the way. It's the best, most concise story I've read yet describing the importance of General Aviation in this country.

For companies with executives who must travel to many different cities, flying by corporate jet makes more sense than flying commercial in terms of time, expense and productivity. While some people may harbor images of egocentric fat cats flitting across the skies and wasting money, they are falling for inaccurate stereotypes.

The truth of the matter is that these private aircraft aren't symbols of excess and arrogance. They're business tools.

Full article is here: http://savannahnow.com/node/734376

Be sure to read some of the great comments below the article as well. And don't forget to visit GAServesAmerica.com to learn more about General Aviation in the U.S. what you can do to support it.


  1. Steve, unfortunatley we live in a time when most people are willing to believe anything the mass media spews out. CNN (insert any other news outlet here) says business jets are bad, must be so. Couple that with the greed/envy factor the politicos play upon, and GA takes a big hit.

    I'm pretty much sick of all of it. Think I'll go flying...

  2. Yeah it's the sad reality of the politics of everything. I'm certainly not in the "GA as defined by stereotypes" tax bracket by any stretch of the imagination but we all deal with it.

    As you said, just keep flying and living the dream! ;-)