Get the Word Out
The challenges that face GA today—onerous security regulations, pressure to close airports, and the notion that small aircraft are toys for the rich—are all being driven by a misperception and a misunderstanding of the industry. In order to overcome these challenges, pilots need to seize every opportunity to let the public know the facts about GA.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Because most people perceive GA mainly through media coverage, errors or bias in the media create problems for all of us in aviation. However, you can help set the record straight—and educate reporters—by writing an informed letter to the editor.
Post a Response on GA Stories
Almost all online articles offer a comment function that allows readers to submit their own thoughts on the topic. Whether it is a positive, well-reasoned article or a misleading, sensational article, post a comment with the facts about GA. You can find GA statistics on AOPA.org. Readers will see your comments and the facts, which will carry more weight because you are a pilot.