For many years I’ve maintained that the business executive who can afford a single or light twin airplane doesn’t get involved in flying for a couple of reasons.
First is time. Many of these individuals started learning to fly or actually got their certificates as young people. As their businesses grew or they advanced in their professions, the time to fly got less and less. Finally many just quit.
One day they reached a point when time – and finances – became available to return to flying. They realized an airplane could be a time machine, allowing them to see more clients or better enjoy their free time, so they went to the local airport to take up flying once again.