By Jerry Lips
It’s here! The official logo for the American General Aviation Association. What is the American GA Association? Although there are no members yet, the American GA Association plans to serve aviation as the largest and most powerful aviation membership organization in the world.
Because of the Internet and the capabilities of managing a virtual organization with a website, the American GA Association will enroll and serve its members with speed and economies never before possible.
Using sponsorship and strategic alliances, whole categories of general aviation will be enrolled, building membership quickly. Entire airport communities, from Boeing Field to Teterboro, from Van Nuys to Orlando, all airport citizens will be registered. J-3 to BBJ owners, student pilots to flight department directors; every individual directly or indirectly involved with general aviation will be invited to be a part of building the most comprehensive umbrella organization of general aviation. With clout like the AARP and strength like the NRA, the American GA Association will serve as the “voice for a higher form of personal transportation.”
Attn: Wealth management companies: You may be interested in sponsoring AGAA memberships for nearly 20 thousand turbine class aircraft owners and operators.
Attn: Credit card companies: You may be interested in sponsoring AGAA memberships for flight departments across America.
Attn: Quality tool manufacturers: You may be interested in sponsoring AGAA memberships for over 50 thousand aircraft maintenance personnel.
Attn: Ultra-luxury car manufacturers: You may be interested in sponsoring AGAA memberships for executives frequently using charter services.
Attn: Sports car manufacturers: You may be interested in sponsoring pilots flying for charter companies.
Airport Journals has contracted with AGAA to provide an electronic subscription for each member of AGAA.
Top 100 – 25 – 10
Seems everybody likes lists—we like making lists, reading lists, comparing lists, sometimes even making it on “the list”. Some lists seem more important than other lists—The Fortune 500 list, the grocery list, the “to do” list, the who’s been naughty or nice list! Once a year, we do our “list issue.” Because Airport Journals serves the Top 100 GA Airports of the U.S., we find the list of the Top 100 very important; it’s been surprising to find so many among our readers that also find this list valuable. So we present this, our fourth annual “Airport Journals Top 100 GA Airports.”
We actually serve more than 600 airports, but we give special priority to the Top 100. Because the very nature of airplanes is that they go from one airport to another, and most turbine aircraft are either based at or frequent other Top 100 GA Airports, we get the best coverage of the turbine class market by concentrating on the Top 100.
On the subject of lists, check out the list of 25, the “Honor Roll of General Aviation.” And then just for fun, on pages 22-C and 23-C, you’ll find the Aviation Celebrity Countdown.