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Of all the involved entities they are probably the most directly affected by the decreasing pilot population.
Some feel that a reduction in the cost of learning to fly would help.
It will take a collective effort to reverse this trend, if indeed it is reversible.
To that end Air Facts is working to get a dialogue going. The factors most commonly cited when discussing the decline are money and time. Flying has always been expensive and learning how to use an airplane has always taken a lot of time.
For lack of a better word, we need to appeal to the sense of adventure that some people still have.
Put the “right stuff,” or the romance, back into flying.
No more built-in pilot population so things started to trail off.I lived in Little Rock at the time and routinely made day trips to Wichita, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and even San Antonio which was at the outer limits on distance when flying at 120 knots.It might have been a short paddle but it worked for me for two years and was quite economical.Lacking that, flying can be downright hazardous to your health.In other words, wimps are not good prospects for flying.
Let’s be honest and tell the public that this isn’t for everyone, it is for above average people who want to stand out by doing something special.