Promoting a positive image of general aviation as a creator of jobs; stimulator of the economy; vital means of delivering services, passengers, and goods; and critical element of our national transportation infrastructure helps create incentives to preserve it. Educating the media, community leaders, and other influencers – as well as giving pilots and aviation enthusiasts tools to help promote GA—can make a real difference in perception where it counts. Without trying to “boil the ocean” AOPA has several targeted programs to greatly improve GA’s image:
These education initiatives, including other ongoing communication vehicles, are critically important in dispelling some of the many misconceptions of what GA really is. Without having our voices heard loud and clear, GA will continue to suffer from misperceptions. With active participation from supportive pilots like you, we can help promote the positive aspects of GA and create a more compelling impression of what pilots already know as a tremendously valuable resource.