Most people have what it takes to become a pilot — some don’t
Several people in my southern hometown’s high school were interested in learning to fly.
Either the local Civil Air Patrol’s composite squadron — my chosen path for primary training — or the Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) provided relatively inexpensive and organized ways for interested teenagers and faculty to get hands-on experience with aviation.
Some who took advantage of those programs went on to have productive aviation careers. Some didn’t. [Read more…]