August 2, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
You’ve watched them fly through severe turbulence and battle fierce winds, deal with airsick passengers, and squeeze million-dollar aircraft into a hangar with mere inches to spare to prevent a severe case of hangar rash during the cold Alaskan winter months. They’re John Ponts, Luke Hickerson, and Doug Stewart—featured pilots on Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska.
You’ll be able to talk to them in person at AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 11 through 13. They will be available each day of the show from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the “Ask the CFI” Roundtable for students to ask them questions about careers in aviation.
Who better to host “Adventures in Flying” talks than the pilots other pilots live vicariously through as they fly over some of the most beautiful yet treacherous terrain in the United States. The talks will take place Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the East Lawn Community Area outside the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Know a child who wants to learn to fly? Be sure to bring them to a Meet Up with these pilots on the convention hall floor on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. You can mingle with them at select evening events, including A Night For Flight Gala on Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The gala is the AOPA Foundation’s annual fundraiser event. Also bid on autographed Flying Wild Alaska merchandise to help raise money to support the AOPA Foundation.
Don’t miss your opportunity to talk to the featured pilots on the Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska— register for Summit today.
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