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Aviation refers to the activities surrounding the act of Flying and the aircraft industry.

Aviation can be broadly divided into three areas:

  • Military
  • Scheduled Airlines
  • General Aviation

General Aviation (aka GA) contrary to popular opinion, is not exclusively non-commercial. Although a large part of General Aviation is recreational flying, an equally large part involves important, commercial activities. These include shipping, surveying, agricultural application, air-taxi, charter passenger service, corporate flying, emergency transport, firefighting and more.

Ultralights are increasingly becoming a part of the highly regularised civil aviation system, and are often considered a part of General Aviation.

Commercial Aviation consists of Airlines, which are large and small companies such as American Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, and many more, operating and offering passenger flights.

Military Aviation includes combat activities as well as flight missions that support military activities.

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