General aviation stories tend to be inaccurate and negative at best. No, the media isn’t out to get us, but according to AOPA “aviation is a complicated and specialized industry that can’t be understood in a few phone calls.” In short, we aren’t good at talking to journalists!
To help, AOPA has put together a great interactive guide to talking to reporters. It gives pilots and airport workers a clear idea of the do’s and don’ts of news interviews and even provides a great checklist for media events.
Check out AOPA’s Guide to Talking to Reporters here.