The House of Rapp

The Spirit of 1903

Posted by in Blogging in Formation, Economy/Finance

If I had one wish for general aviation, it would be that GA grows and prospers. The big debate is over how to do that! From where I sit it’s pretty simple: make it cheaper.

The Future is Already Here

Posted by in Aviation, Blogging in Formation, Economy/Finance

By any measure, general aviation has been on the decline for years in the United States. But I’m convinced the future will be bright — as long as the industry maintains an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to accept risk.

Aviation Scholarships

Posted by in Aviation, Economy/Finance

Okay, so you want to pursue flight training but the funds just aren’t there. Wouldn’t it be great if someone appeared out of thin air with the money you need to achieve your goal? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think…

The Past, Present and Future of SoCal Aerospace

Posted by in Aviation, Economy/Finance

There’s not much left of the old aerospace manufacturing sector in Southern California. But while we are unlikely to return to the frenetic activity of the post-war era, there are a few interesting developments taking place around the Southland.

Those Fat Cats

Posted by in Aviation, Economy/Finance, Politics

If anyone should understand the importance of “the rich” to the aviation sector, you’d think it would be someone who’s involved in business aviation. Sadly, it seems those with money are a target for just about everyone these days.