Letter From Rusty Bogue


Please take a minute to look at my website www.bestinflight.us. I have moved to my hometown in a small rural setting in southern Illinois. We set out a year and a half ago to grow our local pilot population so we would have continued support for our airport.

Three years ago I moved here and 50% of the hangars were empty. We now have doubled our based aircraft population from 15 to 30. One year ago we set the goal of adding five (5) pilots per year to our area. We surpassed that. We have now added 12 local pilots and one instrument rated pilot.

We are doing our part to support General Aviation as best we can and want to represent it as professionally as possible.

I appreciate your viewpoint and ask for your permission to add your article to our website. We will credit you as the author, but I’m not in a position to offer any financial compensation. Please consider it. Call anytime.


Rusty Bogue
Best In Flight
Paris, Illinois



Congratulations, Rusty, and thank you for your efforts! Don’t be surprised if others in the aviation community contact you for ideas on how you grew your local pilot

population.                                                                        DW

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