With the FAA forecasting 5,000 VLJs flying within the next decade, there is significant earning potential for the OEMs and related VLJ service providers. And for the pilots too, according to Roger Burton, CEO of Taxijet.com. He sees VLJs as the innovation that will empower the owner-operator. "I want to get across to pilots [that with the advent of VLJs], an air taxi business can be a viable way of making a living," extolled Burton in a recent interview with B&CA's Bill Garvey. He envisions a market with the owner-operator taking the lead, making the kind of decisions that are not only going to affect their operations but their quality of life.