The number of general
aviation pilots is dropping so low and so fast that the AOPA is
worried... worried enough to reinvigorate its mentoring program
called Project Pilot.
The idea is for pilots to help friends interested in aviation
move from dreamers to flyers... not by teaching them, but by
coaching them. The new and improved Project Pilot has been up and
running for about two months now and already... there are about
1,300 pilot mentors... and almost that many student pilots being
Erik Lindbergh -- grandson of the famous trans-Atlantic aviator
-- speaks for Project Pilot... and spoke with Pete Combs Wednesday
about where the program stands.
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