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What Do You Tell Non-Aviation Friends Who Are Interested In Becoming a Pilot?

The problem is, the details are not only many and somewhat complicated, but some of them are daunting. Here's why we need to share them all.

Talking to non-pilot friends about flying

Many of us grew up with flying as a big part of our lives. It was the air we breathed. But for the rest of the world, flying small planes is both little understood and widely misunderstood. So how do we go about helping would-be pilots get their heads around the kind of flying we do? How do we help them figure out if it might be for them?

I say, we tell it straight. 

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