General Aviation (GA) is a dynamic and diverse segment of the aviation industry. GA consists of all private and business aviation including executive and corporate operations; flying club activity; commercial operations by small aircraft such as agricultural work and news reporting; and flight training, to name a few. Essentially, if it’s not airline or military – it’s GA.
We value general aviation as a vital component of a complete aviation system locally, regionally, and nationally. While general aviation activities can be found at all three of our airports, Bolton Field is dedicated to this important segment of the aviation industry.
Read our most recent edition of On Approach, a bi-annual newsletter specifically tailored for our general aviation business partners, stakeholders and friends who have an interest in this unique segment of aviation at Port Columbus, Rickenbacker and Bolton Field airports.
Did You Know?
A study conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation found that general aviation accounted for 17,000 jobs in Ohio, $498 million in payroll and $1.7 billion in economic activity
There are many industry trade groups that represent various segments of the GA community, or are affiliated with and have an interest in this important part of our nation’s aviation system. Here are a few:
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Airports Council International
There are also industry advocacy sites that support broad industry initiatives and explain the benefits of this special segment of the aviation community including General Aviation Serves America (GASA) and No Plane No Gain.
Want to learn more about general aviation at Bolton Field, Port Columbus and Rickenbacker? Contact Mark Mulchaey, Manager of General Aviation Business Development, at (614) 239-5036.