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
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.