Georgia Air Travel
Georgia peaches are not the only thing to prosper in this southeastern state. Tourists and new residents are flocking to cities like Savannah, Athens and Atlanta each day — making it the second-fastest-growing state after Texas. Without Georgia, we wouldn’t have literature like Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind or Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, both of which take place in the state. Musical greats Ray Charles and Gladys Knight were born there.
Georgia’s active military presence, proximity to space launch facilities and use of general aviation make aviation an important factor in the lives of its residents. The attorneys at Slack & Davis aviation law firm understand the passion for flying In fact, many of them are licensed pilots themselves and know how to navigate the intricacies of aviation law.
Georgia boasts an impressive number of military bases: the Moody Air Force Base, Robins Air Force Base, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Steward, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Coast Guard Station Brunswick and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The southern state is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean which allows the Coast Guard access to the southeastern states.
Aviation and Georgia Economy
Georgia’s population growth, historic cities and role in aerospace engineering make aviation a necessary component to its economy. Georgia’s proximity to Florida and the space launch facilities makes it an attractive base for aerospace companies. The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology graduates have helped Georgia earn its fourth-place ranking in the nation for aerospace workers. Several Fortune 500 companies have operations in Georgia, including:
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- SpaceWorks Engineering
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport based on passenger traffic and aircraft traffic. Delta Airlines is headquartered in the state with hundreds of international and domestic flights leaving out of Atlanta and surrounding cities.
Agriculture is an important player in Georgia’s economy. General aviation pilots are responsible for the aerial application of pesticides over the farms and provide a valuable service for the farmers. In some cases, pilots have felt pressure to continue flying in order to meet demands, which means taking unnecessary risks. These risks include flying during inclement weather, not maintaining the equipment properly or overloading the airplane, which puts pilots and citizens in danger.
It is normal for a survivor of an airplane crash or family members who lost a loved one to feel scared and disoriented. Our Georgia aviation attorneys can help make sense of the laws so the family and those injured in a plane crash can focus on healing. Slack & Davis attorneys are committed to helping you get the knowledgeable aviation resources you need. For a free case evaluation or to explore your legal options, call 800-455-8686.