Set the record straight with ‘GA Serves America’

General aviation is being threatened by public pressure, onerous security measures, and the possibility of user fees. It’s time we take a united stand to inform policymakers, the media, and the public of the value of GA. They need to understand that it is vital to keeping America strong.

Today, AOPA is launching an all-out campaign, General Aviation Serves America, to spread the news that this is an industry that helps save lives, brings business to smaller communities, and transports goods and services to areas inaccessible by other modes of transportation.

“It’s time for us to let policymakers, opinion leaders, and the American public know who we are and what we do,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller.

This campaign, which depends on the participation of each and every pilot, aircraft owner, and AOPA member, is designed to improve the perception of GA, correct misconceptions, and battle threats such as user fees, tax increases, and onerous security regulations.

Everyday pilots are sharing their stories alongside famous actors who also depend on GA. Check out these two commercials that will be airing in key locations across the country.

These ads will initially appear in the Washington, D.C., area and online, while print ads will be running in various publications and appearing at select airports. We’ve also just launched a Web site, www.GAServesAmerica.com, to prominently feature all that GA does.

But that’s not enough. We need your continued support to expand and sustain this important initiative beyond Washington, D.C. Please share this e-mail and the GA Serves America Web site with your friends. Take a stand, and let them know the importance of GA!

Then, go a step further: Share your GA story with us, and consider making a donation to this campaign to ensure that we all have a bright future in an industry we—and all Americans—depend on every day.

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