GA's army of proponents have taken up the fight to raise the profile of this huge industry - which has a fleet of 10,000 aircraft in Europe - through a mixture of fortitude and self-preservation.
"GA is seen by a lot of people as largely pointless," says Martin
Robinson, chief executive of the UK Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association - the international organisation concerned with general
aviation - and senior vice-president of the International Council for
AOPA, which represents the interests of GA at European Commission,
Parliament, European Aviation Safety Agency and Eurocontrol and other
egulatory bodies. Continue reading...