The G.A. Fleet
Excerpt from Winging It! With Dr. Paul: Forty Tales Your Flight Instructor Never Told You (copyright © 1989 by H. Paul Shuch)
Now note the empty tiedowns, even at an airport with a substantial waiting list. On the average ramp, on an average day, they number perhaps ten percent. And what can we conclude about their absent occupants?
Many belong to the training fleet of hundred-horsepower two place classrooms. These spend their day in circuits and bumps, flown by fledgling falcons in wide-eyed wonderment. Others are the business aircraft. Complex singles and high-performance twins serving the needs of commerce and industry. They will return shortly after sunset to be fueled and serviced, and off tomorrow on another day of labor. Air taxi and commuter, charter and small package carrier, towplane and pipeline patrol, traffic spotter and crop duster, all share a common bond. Workers of the sky, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chocks.
If you can drive, you can fly!
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