Learn to Fly Day: Are you ready?
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
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
also hear an interview with Pilot Journey President Gary Bradshaw in
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
Cessna Offers Great
Flight Training Prizes
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
Flying Car Headlines
EAA Chapter Event
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
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
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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