Monday, March 09, 2009

It’s Not Exactly Free...



But if you’re interested in the type of aviation that James Fallows sees in his vision of “Free Flight” you’ll probably be interested in this from my old friends at AVweb.

”Startup air taxi ImagineAir flew its first operations in 2007 and in spite of the economic downturn in 2008 doubled its business, flying more than 600 routes between more than 200 airports in the Southeast. Founded in 2005 and operating five Cirrus SR22 GTS aircraft with 15 employees, the Atlanta-based company saw 117 percent more flights year over year from 2007 to 2008. “

Hopefully, the thought occurs to you that this is “NowGen”. No ADS-B needed. Radar works just fine, thank-you-very-much. The difference ? Those “under-used airports”.

Don Brown
March 9, 2009

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