EXPERIENCE has shown that whenever man has invented a new machine he at the same time has been compelled to train men to operate it. When the airplane became a practical means of transportation, schools to teach men how to fly sprang up all over the country. Soon it was found that some of these schools had very low standards and were less interested in teaching the student how to fly than in taking money from him. This condition induced the federal government to step in and set certain standards for flying schools, which made the school a government-accredited institution and gave the prospective student thereof a guaranty that he would receive a thorough training. Now the student of flying has no trouble in choosing a school, knowing that it is in a position to give him the proper instruction, if he sees to it that the school he attends is under government supervision.
Are We Raising a Frankenstein?
By Captain Frank Jansen, Lecturer in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, University of Southern California