General Aviation's Quiet Crisis: Not Enough Pilots
November 15, 2013
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  • Demand for pilot training has been growing over the past few years. Yet several factors are preventing people from completing their training and actually becoming pilots, contributing to a pilot shortage that has major implications for the general aviation industry.

    The Wichita Business Journal reports the expense of securing a license is a significant factor in the shortage, and that’s compounded by a lack of flight instructors.

    In this week’s cover story, aviation reporter Daniel McCoy looks at what the general aviation industry is doing about the problem and how it’s trying to rekindle America’s love of aviation.