Jul 25, 201308:07 AMTransportation Matters
with Debby Jackson
No fat cats in these planes: Demonizing ‘corporate’ jets is counterproductive and unfair
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The types of businesses that use general aviation are as varied as the people of Wisconsin. From liquid feed to insurance companies and everything in between.
So it is time to stop holding up the use of corporate jets as a symbol of excess and greed. I know this tendency has taken on a life of its own, but it is time to euthanize it. It is counterproductive and stigmatizes not only an extremely important industry in Wisconsin (I didn’t even get a chance to talk about the actual aviation industry itself, which is becoming an increasing player in Wisconsin with companies like Kestrel out of Superior and Gulfstream out of Appleton), but also all the different people and businesses that take great advantage of this tremendous tool.
So let’s celebrate aviation in Wisconsin. How, you ask? Good question. Not only is the world’s greatest airshow — EAA AirVenture — starting next week in Oshkosh, but TDA is again teaming up with the Department of Transportation and the governor’s office to declare July 29-Aug. 4 Wisconsin Aviation Week.
Please join us in celebrating not only all the cool airplanes that will be descending upon our fair state during the week but also the great general aviation network Wisconsin offers to give businesses that locate here or grow here a competitive advantage.
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