Thought you might find this quote from Sport Aviation interesting. “If general aviation continues to increase at the rate it has been going in the past few years, we will not be able to build airports fast enough to take care of all those airplanes.” What year was this statement published? Just a few years prior to the Ultra Light beginnings. 1968 I am trying to recall how the problem of excessive growth was solved but I believe it had something to do with poor quality control and rising prices by major manufacturers of light airplanes. Questionable FAA practices for training, numerous AD notes, and accident statistics also were said to play a part. Piper closed the Lock Haven plant in 74 after Hurricane Agnes flooded the Susquehanna River and inundated the Lock Haven plant in June 1972. Plant closing was in the forecast prior to the flood but was assured by the loss of all tooling and production parts.