Television and movie star Michael Dorn, an enthusiastic GA pilot, spent last Saturday in front of AOPA cameras explaining the process of earning a pilot certificate. The longtime AOPA member, who plays Lt. Worf on the popular Star Trek series, agreed to help update the 37-minute Joy of Flying video. The new video is scheduled for release in mid-April. It's part of the AOPA Flight Training Membership Welcome Kit sent to student pilots nominated by AOPA Project Pilot mentors.
Project Pilot asks AOPA members to identify and mentor friends, family members, and co-workers who could benefit from learning to fly. Since program inception in 1994, some 25,000 AOPA members have nominated more than 34,000 potential new pilots, helping stem the decline in the pilot population.