EAA Hopes Nonpilots Will "Reach For The Sky"
With the U.S. pilot population aging, and new starts in decline over the last 30 years, EAA has launched a new effort to recruit more students. The "Reach For The Sky" monthly e-newsletter, available free to all who sign up via EAA's Web site, aims to inspire people to learn to fly and answer their questions about how to do it. "The newsletter focuses on giving those interested in learning to fly the confidence to take that first step," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. The idea for the newsletter evolved from EAA's interaction with potential pilots at the Learn-to-Fly pavilion at this summer's EAA AirVenture fly-in at Oshkosh. The event gave EAA insight into the questions and doubts people have about aviation, which will guide the newsletter content. The 5,000 members of EAA's affiliate, the National Association of Flight Instructors, will also contribute to the newsletter. You don't have to be an EAA member to sign up. Look for the "Reach For The Sky" link on the home page in the upper left corner.