General aviation offers pilots the opportunity to travel direct to their destination without long security lines, layovers, and tight connections that airline passengers encounter, and it lets you get to your destination faster than driving. So whether you travel for pleasure or business, GA can get you there quickly and safely.
Instead of piling into the car for a family vacation, take your family along by air. Getting from Point A to Point B with kids in the back seat requires some extra planning (blankets, ear protection, and a few toys go a long way), but it’s worth it to share the activity you enjoy with the people you love. Your enthusiasm could rub off and start the next generation of pilots. As an added bonus, you won’t be stuck in traffic on the interstate on your way to the grandparents’ house.
Business flying provides American companies with the speed and efficiency to succeed domestically and to compete globally. If your business wastes time and money on the airlines, consider using a GA airplane instead to visit factories and suppliers, make sales calls, or transport employees between different facilities. One of the 5,200 appropriately equipped public-use GA airports across the country could land you a lot closer to your destination than one of the 30 commercial-service hubs.