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Congress passes new requirements for pilots to enter the commercial/corporate level. I am wondering where the new pilots are supposed to find funding to reach these new limits. The average pilot would incure over $200,000 in training or plane rental to achieve these numbers. The website www.fundapilot.com is taking a non-traditional approach to raising funds. This Veteran appears to be taking a team approach to raising funds. One person giving a 1$ donation may make it feasible to raise funds. Perhaps this is the aviation training approach for the future...There are very few if any loans, grants etc.. for the average male pilot.
The aviation community as a whole can make this gap go away. When we react as a team/community we can do anything. Not many people could write a heck for the $39,000 required to attend a Flight Academy, but all of us can donate a dollar until we reach that amount. Most people pay more than that for a bottle of water. Does anyone have any information on topics like this? How are we going to help these young pilots get to school and get hours. The important part is not "pencil" whipping the hours.
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