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America’s General Aviation infrastructure is disappearing. With a declining pilot population, a student dropout rate of 70-80%, airport closures and declining funding, and a media fond of sensationalizing accidents, it’s no surprise that GA is more threatened now than ever before.
If pilots like you don’t take up the gauntlet, what will the future of GA look like? We already know. The flight path has been laid out before us time and again. To see what the future could hold, just look closely at GA in Europe and the rest of the world – or what’s left of it.
With the passionate involvement and generous support of pilots like you, together we can address the challenges you have helped identify as critical to building an enduring future for general aviation.
Those challenges take shape as four primary initiatives that need the support of dedicated pilots like you. They are:
As an individual pilot-philanthropist, these strategic initiatives provide an opportunity to ensure that YOUR legacy, GA’s legacy, is a strong and vibrant one. As one lead contributor succinctly stated, “This is the campaign for general aviation’s survival.”