GA definition

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Browsing through various aviation forums I have often thought: What IS the difinitive definition of General Aviation? Willit
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by defualt everything that is not military, historical or comercial quite what that leaves you with is probable just today's pilot stuff rabie ;)

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My interpretation of GA is anything excluding military or scheduled airline flying. i.e. private flying (light aircraft, helicopters, microlights, gyroplanes etc), business flying (bizjets), ad hoc aerial work (air taxi, flying medics etc), display flying, and things like parachuting, paramotoring, hang gliding, ballooning etc. Seagull

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I suppose the definition would change slowly over the following years as I've read here that in some places microlight account for 20% percent of the civilian aviation. Maybe instead of defining civilian aviation as everything that is not military the definitions would become more complex for example defining private or sport aviation vs. organized aviation.