In response to deteriorating airline service quality, travelers are increasingly turning to private aircraft. As a result, more and more planes crowd the skies, and the recent introduction of a new class of very light jets will only increase congestion. Crowded skies, plus unexpected weather conditions, unfamiliar terrain, and overworked air traffic controllers bring the increased danger of mid-air collisions and other calamities. Fortunately, the same information technology that is transforming life on the ground is paving the way for a whole new era of safe and rapid air travel. What will this mean to you? Who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Fasten your seat belts and prepare for some unexpected answers.