May 5, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
When AOPA recently asked members for ideas about boosting the pilot population, many responded that rising costs in aviation are a significant barrier.
“We recognize that rising costs are a factor in the declining pilot population,” said Greg Romano, AOPA vice president of public relations. “That’s why AOPA is working to reduce the cost of flying on several fronts: on Capitol Hill, through discounted pilot products and services, and by offering flight training scholarships.”
Cost has always been a factor, but it’s not the only one. AOPA wants to know your creative ideas for getting more people interested in flying. In the 5,000-plus responses we’ve received so far, we’ve heard clever ideas ranging from new ways to develop communities among local pilots to opportunities to enhance the flight training experience.
Share your ideas now!
May 5, 2008
FAA Financial and Regulatory
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
Youths ages 13 through 18 who are members of the AOPA AV8RS program can now apply for scholarships to help them achieve their aviation dreams.
SocialFlight users can now publish events via Facebook and Twitter.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.