Pilot Harrison Ford Helps Promote General Aviation

The AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) has launched a new program to inform the public about the role of general aviation and the American economy.  The new program, called “General Aviation Serves America” will promote general aviation on television, radio, print and electronic media sources.

Actor Harrison Ford, famous actor and longtime general aviation pilot, recently stated “General aviation provides an economic lifeline for communities across
America, millions of jobs
and businesses of all sizes depend on small aircraft serving our
country every day.”

According to the AOPA general aviation employs more than 1.2 million people and generates in excess of $150B economic activity each year. 

The AOPA is going to commit more money over the years to continue promoting general aviation, and I say this is terrific news. Many times people will stop me when I am wearing one of my sweatshirts or t-shirts with something about aviation on it.  The public remains curious and interested in general aviation, and we all need to do our part in promoting it whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!


The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the
temperature of your coffee.

— Gunter’s Second Law of Air Travel

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