LSA Used to Promote Flying at the Mall
David Sussman displayed his Tecnam Eaglet at the mall in Annapolis, Maryland, in an effort to spur new pilot starts.
At 1 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, while most Americans were sound asleep awaiting Thanksgiving feast soon to come, Chesapeake Sport Pilot (CSP) owners Al Adelman and Jason Levin and mechanic Jamie Shimer were hard at work outside Nordstrom’s at Westfield Annapolis Mall in Annapolis, Maryland, constructing a raised “airplane pad” display area for a Tecnam Eaglet light-sport airplane. The Tecnam Eaglet, the first airplane to ever be displayed at the Westfield Annapolis Mall, is part of a kiosk display by CSP flight school, which is selling $99 gift certificates for flight lessons at the mall through December 31.
The plane at the Westfield Annapolis Mall belongs to CSP graduate David Sussman of Chestertown, Maryland. David served as an Air Force navigator from 1955 through 1973 but didn’t earn his pilot’s license until this year upon completing pilot training with CSP.
Chesapeake Sport Pilot, located at the Bay Bridge Airport on Kent Island, Maryland, is the largest light-sport flight school in the country. CSP employs eighteen instructors and a mechanic, maintains a fleet of eight light-sport airplanes, and has about 70 students in training at any given time. CSP will be adding a light-sport seaplane to the school in the spring.
Many people from all walks of life take advantage of CSP’s $99 1-hour intro lesson, which is one of the best flying deals in the area. Information about CSP and introductory flight lessons can be found at www.ChesapeakeSportPilot.com.