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Going Direct: How To Open Up Flying For Everyone

There are probably some pilots who want aviation to be a small world, who’d like nothing better than to make being a pilot and owning an airplane an exclusive club. Let me be clear: We are not those people. We want flying to be open to everyone who wants to fly. It won’t be easy to get there, but it can happen. Here’s how.

Few people connect safety with participation, but everyone should. While it’s not practically achievable, our goal for all of aviation needs to be zero accidents. The safety record of GA, and, in particular, light GA, is bad. While it’s getting better, it’s still not close to being what we need to accomplish to make flying an activity that will grow and prosper as it should.

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