It’s a new age in aviation. More and more small planes are being designed using very light and strong materials, The FAA has a LSA, or Light Sport Aircraft designation, and a Recreational Pilot certificate. This allows more and more people to fly, albeit with some restrictions.
Our modern world needs pilots, GOOD ones. There are so many aircraft out there, all around the world, and millions of people travel by air every day. Many airline pilots began long ago in the military, and now we need new ones. If there were more pilots, more smaller planes could also be used to increase travel speed in smaller regions, and offset road gridlock.