Prediction: Number of full-time professional pilots in GA will rise to 60,300 in 1975, and to 73,000 in 1980 from 33,400 in 1967.* Prediction: Turboprops and jets will grow the fastest — a whopping 631.0% is predicted —  to 11,600 in 1980 from 1,585 units in 1967.* *R. Dixon Speas Associates study prepared for the Utility Airplane Council. Ted Smith Aerostar 601: Heralded as the fastest piston twin in general aviation, this Rajay-charged Aerostar rendition is the second ...

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