If only it was just a simple way of getting back to basics! Generations x,y,z mostly don't have the "basics" as apply to the earlier groups.
My kids played with "game boys" my grandchild started with I Pad at age 2. These are progressively missing out on simple basics. Simulation (at play) is no longer using discarded objects to build castles etc. it is now a digital simulation on a screen. There is no substitute for "hands on play" in every facet of life (no pun intended).
I learnt on a tail-dragger (Auster/Tailorcraft) I didn't know it was a difficult machine until somebody suggested it. Not knowing any better I just followed instructions and logic. My hours to solo etc. were average.
Later as a CFI, my students achieved faster learning (solo) on the tail dragger than the Cessna. Why? distraction by a full panel of instruments. Since "Glass Cockpits" were introduced, Attitude flying has gone out the window!!! The average pilot can now no longer fly without instruments, i.e. by reference to horizon.
A point to remember is that we are still only flying ANALOG aircraft, maybe with a fragile DIGITAL interface, but when things go wrong it is not the Flight Sim experience from an early age, but bthe Stick and Rudder.
Lets focus on the Stick and Rudder equivalent in early childhood or redesign aircraft without analog steering?
Getting back to basic is a good idea, if we base it to today's characteristics of airplanes, it would probably be an easy way to control highly advanced and develop planes, after all, training still the best way to master whatever we aim at. - Jeffrey Nimer