August 9, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Experience the challenges, adventures, and triumphs of flying around the world and of a wounded Marine learning to fly during the Oct. 11 keynote session at 8:30 a.m. in the Primrose Ballroom B through D of the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Former U.S. Marine Sgt. Adam Kisielewski lost his left arm and part of his right leg in combat in Iraq in 2005, but overcame his injuries to learn how to fly a light sport aircraft thanks to an Able Flight scholarship. He soloed March 14 and earned his sport pilot certificate in April. Kisielewski will share how he became interested in aviation and learned how to maneuver the aircraft with one arm.
Then, enjoy the tales of AOPA Pilot Editor in Chief Tom Haines, Editor at Large Tom Horne, and Senior Editor Dave Hirschman as they relive general aviation trips through Africa, Europe, and Greenland, respectively. AOPA President Craig Fuller—no stranger to aviation adventures this year as he has flown his personal Husky low and slow to Maine, Florida, and Montana—will moderate the panel. In addition to living safari and other adventures vicariously through the editors, gain some insights into new destinations and flight planning in other countries for your next general aviation excursion.
While you are plotting your next aerial adventure, you just might make a new friend at AOPA Aviation Summit to tag along. During the keynote, Thom Singer, a conference catalyst, will help pilots network and make new friends to get the most from their Summit experience. Who knows, you could build a network of friends around the country and find a group who would all like to travel to an exotic destination together.
Reserve Oct. 11 through 13 on your calendar and register today to attend AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif.
Around the World Flight,
Light Sport Aircraft,
Pilot Training and Certification
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The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, which gives high school students a chance to earn their private pilot certificate in the summer between their junior and senior year, is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship.
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