“General aviation – everything except airlines and military – is a tremendous economic engine that creates $150 billion in economic activity each year, but it is under threat because so many people do not understand its true value,” said Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig Fuller on April 15.
To increase that understanding, and address the many misunderstandings, AOPA plans to launch a nationwide campaign called General Aviation Serves America on April 20, at a National Press Club news conference.
The campaign will “tell the stories of real people who depend on general aviation for the health of their businesses and communities,” Fuller said. In addition, actor Harrison Ford, himself a passionate pilot, will be featured prominently in the campaign.
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