International Learn to Fly Day

International Learn to Fly Day: Are you ready?

May 15, 2010, marks the first International Learn to Fly Day, an effort by aviation enthusiasts and the aviation industry aimed at increasing interest in flying. More than 1,000 events, activities and seminars have been organized and it's only two weeks away!
PilotJourney Leads the Way
Free tickets has worked with its extensive network of flight schools to schedule hundreds of seminars and related learn-to-fly activities. Already, more than 10,000 people have used Pilot Journey's online system to reserve a free ticket to attend a seminar. Use Pilot Journey's online schedule to locate your nearest event, and reserve your ticket today!
You can also hear an interview with Pilot Journey President Gary Bradshaw in this EAA Radio podcast.
EAA's Online Calendar Lists Hundreds of Events
EAA has created an online calendar of events listing hundreds of special activities that have been organized for ILTFD. The range and variety of events is growing daily so, check back often!
Register Now for FREE Webinar
Can't make it to a physical event? Looking for continued inspiration in your journey to becoming a pilot? EAA's Ron Wagner will be conducting a free online seminar on May 15 designed to help newcomers on their first steps toward becoming a pilot. Register here today.
Cessna Offers Great Flight Training PrizesCessna Plans Flight Training Prizes for ILTFD
Cessna Aircraft Company and its 280 Cessna Pilot Centers (CPC) are participating in International Learn to Fly Day. Anyone who visits and registers with a domestic pilot center on May 15 will be eligible for a drawing good for flight training at a CPC. First prize: $10,000 flight training credit. Second prize: $5,000 credit. Participating CPCs around the U.S. will also hold local drawings for a free flight training kit and a first flight lesson. To find the CPC nearest you or for more information about Cessna's Learn to Fly program, click here.
Flying Car Headlines EAA Chapter Event
Over 100 local EAA Chapters have organized special events scheduled for International Learn to Fly Day. EAA Chapter 1454 has a particularly interesting activity at Fitchburg Municipal Airport, Massachusetts, where the crew from Terrafugia - a new roadable aircraft (flying car) will be on hand, hopefully with their prototype test vehicle. Other display aircraft include LSA from Remos and Flight Design; the Greater Boston Soaring Club glider, a Piper J3 Cub, a T-6 warbird with pilot Reece Dill; a Lear 35/45 from Bullock Charter; and assorted private aircraft from Chapter 1454.
Support from the House of Representatives
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has approved a resolution declaring the third Saturday of May as Learn to Fly Day. Read the resolution here.
Working Together to Grow Aviation
Learn to Fly Day
As a special bonus for International Learn to Fly Day, EAA is offering its members the chance to gift a complimentary 6-month membership to a friend who has an interest in learning how to become a pilot. New members will receive full benefits, including a monthly copy of Sport Aviation magazine! If you're an EAA Member, take advantage by using the special insert in your May 2010 Sport Aviation. If you're not, look out for a friendly EAA member at one of the many chapter events around the country and ask if they will sign you up!

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