General Aviation Facts
General Aviation on the Space Coast
Though many people don't consciously realize it, General Aviation has a vast positive impact upon the world as we know it. The Space Coast area is a hotbed of General Aviation activity!
Exactly what is General Aviation?
"General Aviation" covers all aviation activities other than military and scheduled airline flights.
General Aviation Activities Include:
- Aerial Observation
Law enforcement, aerial mapping, photography, videotaping, survey, news reporting, search & rescue, patrol, fish spotting, traffic reports, environmental surveys, pipeline & power line patrol, weather and hurricane observation, movie making
- Lifesaving Missions
Medical transportation, air ambulance, trauma rescue, transplant organ transportation, time-critical delivery of blood, antivenin, medicine, and transplant organs
- Aerial Application
Fire spotting, fire-fighting, chemical applications, seeding, insect control
- Business Transportation
Efficient point-to-point transportation for business personnel, equipment, and supplies
Personal flights, sailplanes, parachuting, recreational aerobatics, hang gliders, etc.
- Air Taxi
On-demand & non-scheduled passenger service, sightseeing, offshore oil rig personnel transport
Overnight mail and package delivery services, canceled checks and financial document deliveries
- Flight Training
Training and proficiency at all levels from recreational pilots through military and airline crews
- Entertainment & Advertising
Airshow performances, skywriting & skytyping, banner towing and other advertising
- Historical Preservation
Historic aircraft operations, military re-enactments
- Other Uses
Missionary work, disaster relief operations, product research and development, scientific research, migratory bird route training, glider towing, construction & external load carrying by helicopters, hunting, predator control, livestock herding
Food For Thought:
One mile of highway can take you a mile. One mile of runway can take you anywhere!
Learn more about the huge impact that General Aviation has upon American communities or how General Aviation is a vital component of our local community and economy.
You should also check out the GA Serving America website for a bunch of interesting facts about the impact General Aviation has upon you and I.