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Dec 1, 2016

The declining number of pilots is private aviation's biggest threat. With a smaller community comes fewer airports, fewer airplanes, and higher prices. Not to mention less influence in Washington. AOPA's You Can Fly program is aiming to tackle this difficult problem. Hear AOPA's Katie Pribyl explain what she and her team are doing to reverse the decline in the pilot population. Plus this week David and Ian debate the merits of a new type of traffic pattern.

1 Comments
  • over a year ago
    Tom Tutein
    Regarding Katie's portion of the broadcast...I am 70 and trying very hard to get my PPL here in Tucson, AZ. Here are the impediments to my getting my PPL:

    1. Finding real flight schools. When I do a google search for flight schools most of the hits no longer exist. The websites are active but not the school. In Tucson about 6 of the schools are run by the same person and that school is not taking on new students.

    2. Flight schools are not taking more students...All but one of the schools I contacted in Tucson said they are full and to call back in 2 months. When I call back they are still full. The one school I found only works in mornings and has only 1-2 hrs/week to train me.

    I am finding it very difficult/impossible to become an additional member of the GA fleet!

    Hope this helps.

    Tom Tutein