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Follow Student Pilot's Journey From Beginning to Checkride on New 'Earning My Wings' Blog

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Oct. 29, 2008) — EAA’s new “Earning My Wings” video blog is now available, as it follows one student pilot’s journey from beginning to checkride, plus everything in between on the way to a sport pilot certificate.

EAA multimedia journalist Brady Lane shares his learning-to-fly experiences while taking instruction from Jason Blair, executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors. Blair, who is also a NAFI Master Instructor, will be instructing Lane in a Remos G-3, a light-sport aircraft offered by Remos Aircraft.

The blog at www.eaa.org/wings/ features videos from each of Lane’s lessons recorded by in-cockpit cameras. The ongoing project also includes personal thoughts about his experiences, both good and bad, and an area for viewers to post comments and questions.

“I’ve always wanted to learn to fly, but never knew how or where to begin,” Lane said. “By recording each flight and posting videos after every lesson, people can see exactly what’s involved in learning to fly. My hope is that it will encourage others to pursue their own dreams of flight.”

Along with providing encouragement and information for those interested in learning to fly, the blog shows how sport pilot training greatly reduces the time and expense of becoming a pilot. More information is also available in EAA’s “Reach For The Sky” e-newsletter available at www.eaa.org/newsletters/.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 170,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

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