What is General Aviation?
The answer to this question will conjure thoughts about small airplanes like the Cessna 172 and 150. However, we’d have to include a bit about jets, and business aviation at large. Then one qualifier would be to exclude the airlines and airline pilots. But that isn’t quite right.
Aviation — a Common Bond
Whether you are an airline pilot, working the airport ramp, or in search of your first flying job, what we have in common outnumber the things which segment the small group of us fortunate to call ourselves aviators. We all likely frequent museums which reflect the history of our craft. While some may fly fast jets above the weather, all of us are obligated to be students of aviation weather. Like the weather, all of us are interested in aircraft maintenance and best practices therein. Additionally, FAA regulations certainly ensnare all our flying pursuits. Finally, aviation is about people. We hope you’ll find something informative and inspirational here.
- Are You Afraid of Heights? (survey—for fun)
- Masters of the Air (shared)
- The Aviator’s New Year
- Dangerous Little Airplanes
- Dubuque — who knew?