FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL AVIATION

Robert E. Monroe

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Abstract: It is feeling–I mean those of us who are in and use what we call general aviation–that the public understanding of our vehicle, its uses, benefits, requirements and limitations is so deficient as to be almost nonexistent. Therefore, we at AOPA are always happy to join in a meeting which helps to focus the attention to thoughtful people upon general aviation problems and potentials. Oftentimes, in considering future requirements, it does us good to try to throw the problem into perspective by briefly considering who we are, from whence we have come and where we are now. Definitions are notoriously dull but necessary nuisances in the conversation of literate people, who are trying to understand the real nature of the problem before them. Who are we in General Aviation? We are the people and enterprises who use aircraft of virtually every conceivable kind for almost every conceivable purpose except to earn money directly or to defend the country. The more common way of saying it is that we are everything except the military and the public air carriers who use large airplanes. Our people fly for fun and recreation, for business and commercial purposes, and for all manner of agricultural and industrial work.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 11, Number 2
Pages: 115 - 124
Cite this article: Monroe, Robert E., "FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL AVIATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 1964, pp. 115-124.
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