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general aviation

[′jen·rəl ‚ā·vē′ā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
All aviation activity not associated with either certificated air carriers or the military, including business uses, commuter airlines, air taxi operators, various commercial applications, and personal flying.

general aviation

All aviation operations, excluding airlines and military aviation. It includes, but is not limited to, business flying, agricultural aviation, personal flying for pleasure or sports, and flying by flight-training institutions.
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Establishing a strategic network of aerodromes will ensure a balance between transport and housing development priorities, protecting the general aviation sectors contribution to the UK economy.
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There are more than 19,000 total landing facilities designated for small aircraft in the United States and about 400 international inbound general aviation flights a day.
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For decades, general aviation (as all noncommercial, nonmilitary flying is officially categorized) has been hampered by the expense and time required to get a pilot's license and the instrument rating required for flight in less-than-ideal weather.
With much less fanfare Congress passed the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA) of 1994 to limit product liability exposure for manufacturers of general aviation aircraft.

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