LET'S THINK LIKE THEM
Stephen Pope's column in which he posed the question "Do Millennials Want to Learn to Fly?" [November] was right on. I agree with all your points as to what could be done to help change the situation when it conies to costs as well as making learning more exciting. I believe the thrill is gone when it conies to flying as viewed through the eyes of our youth today. Right now, we're in a Catch-22 situation with flight schools. Fewer customers means less revenue, and less revenue means we can't upgrade the flight schools' aircraft or advertise and market to millennials that flying is a great adventure! Seems like we've entered a flat spin. However, if we think like millennials, we may be able to get their attention. For instance, with virtual reality now at a reasonable price point, adapting flight-simulation software to these new VR interfaces could have a positive impact and build interest in flying. We've seen tremendous changes in the computer industry over the past 40 years, but not in training at a good many flight schools. What's wrong with this picture? Thanks for the article. It made me think!