Nearly six million Americans learned about learning to fly Thursday morning. NBC's extraordinarily popular Today Show aired a feature segment ( click here to watch the 2:50 video) on AOPA's Project Pilot.
"We're absolutely delighted with this story," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "Reporter Jennifer London did a sensational job sharing the joy of flying with the general public.
" Project Pilot is a powerful tool for making general aviation better and stronger," Boyer continued. "And I'm proud that our members have been willing to invest considerable resources from their association to get this positive message out to the general public."
"Not all the news about GA is negative," said Jeff Myers, AOPA executive vice president of communications. "We're working every day to spread the word that general aviation is both fun and important."
Project Pilot is your association's multi-pronged campaign to strengthen general aviation by encouraging more people to learn to fly. One prong is outreach to the media, to place the kind of stories that appeared on the Today Show."
But the most important part of the effort is you. Every AOPA member should make it a personal goal to introduce one new person to flying. To learn how, please watch this important message.
July 13, 2006