Young Eagles Program has taken 1.7 million kids on free introductory flights (“EAA Young Eagles”). They also provide great informational links, scholarship information, and steps on how to become a pilot. The National Business Aviation Association has also been trying to create interest in general aviation for businesses and business owners. By informing business owners the joys of flying, and the practical uses of owning/renting general aviation planes. This creates an increase in aircraft sales, new pilots, and an overall better economy. By providing information, and supporting businesses, the NBAA has been a leading organization for creating interest in flying for businesses. These organizations are outstanding, continue to generate interest and information for pilots, and are needed to keep aviation alive. However, it will take a joint effort between the FAA, U.S. airlines, aviation organizations and general aviation, to overcome the upcoming pilot shortage. The FAA will have to amend or abolish the Airline Safety Act of 2010 to lower the 5
Colangelo hourly requirement back to 250 hours to lower the wall for new student pilots. Airlines will have to lower their own restrictions, and increase salary, and benefits to keep the U.S. attractive for pilots, instead of sending pilots to the foreign airlines. Aviation organizations will have to keep up the excellent, aviation inspiring work they do to keep children interested aviation. The main change that will need to occur will have to be from the FAA to help new pilots attain their goal and keep a healthy supplying of new pilots. Overall, with time passing, the pilot shortage will start to occur, but it may very well be a needed change to keep regulations, and airlines in check and attractive for future aviation careers. 6
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