Ok something most of those who have flown with me know is I’m typically a lone wolf pilot. Now with that said I have tried recruiting people around me such as co-workers. As they are starting out it’s kind of like raising a kid. They don’t know squat about the rules or the basics of flight. Through this I have taught them the basics and found out that hey I really enjoy it. I like teaching and showing them things and blowing their minds with the things as a pilot who’s flown for a while take for granted.
I have a busy family life with a wife and 2 young kids. This makes flying with others kind of tough but I tell you flying with others is so much more satisfying than soloing it everywhere. It forces you to keep pushing boundaries in your flying and your knowledge. This is a great thing for the hobby in general as you get to the people who are interested and teach them to care about the things that will hopefully keep them flying safely and further the hobby in general.
What I call for all hobbyists out there I say find someone who’s interested in the hobby. Help them pick out their gear. Put it together for them and then when they break it be there to help them put it back together. This is important as it helps expand the pool of people flying and increases the chances you’ll have someone to fly with anytime you get a free moment.
Keep to the skies and fly your heart out.