Members weigh in on boosting pilot population

May 5, 2008

Members weigh in on boosting pilot population

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