Aviation: Taxis in the Sky

The man at the wheel does not jabber, there is no traffic to sit through, tips are often forbidden and the view is exhilarating. This is a taxi? In many parts of the U.S., it is−an air taxi, the fastest-growing segment of U.S. aviation. Air taxis link the 600 cities served by scheduled airlines with more than 6,000 communities that are not, carry businessmen, government officials and celebrities where they need to go in a hurry, and perform hundreds of functions from serving as ambulances to charting forest fires. In the past ten...

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