June 29, 2012
By Alyssa J. Miller
Earn a tailwheel endorsement, fly a warbird, transition to a glass cockpit aircraft, go up in a hot air balloon, or just get back into flying during AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., in October.
The desert mountain scenery promises to be spectacular, so take advantage of flight training opportunities at nearby Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. AOPA will be providing free transportation from Palm Springs to Jacqueline Cochran Regional from Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 13. These flight opportunities, open to AOPA members and nonmembers alike, coincide with Summit, which runs Oct. 11 through 13. This allows you to augment what you are learning in the air with educational and safety seminars on the ground at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The association has lined up a host of aviation experts to lead seminars ranging from technique to navigation.
A new feature this year, the training opportunities showcase AOPA’s efforts to help more pilots get back in the air and become better, safer aviators. So pick your flying goal and find out how AOPA Aviation Summit can help you reach it.
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Miller has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
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