I can't remember a time in the past when the price for learning to fly actually came down, and certainly never in a brand-new, current technology airplane. The 162 is today's best hope for the future growth of the general aviation pilot population. And it seems to be working. Jack Pelton's wife, Rose, who has been an enthusiastic light airplane passenger for many years, got a look at the new 162, sat in the mock-up, studied the cabin and its surroundings, and has made a deposit so she can learn to fly in her own airplane. None of the many airplanes she has been in before moved Rose to that decision to become a pilot, so the 162 already has proven it is something special.