May 30, 2012
By Benét J. Wilson
AOPA is teaming with Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport to host International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, June 2. The event, part of a worldwide effort, will include a free day-long event designed to introduce the local community to general aviation.
From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., AOPA will offer free familiarization flights for attendees ages 8 and up (on a first-come, first-served basis), a static aircraft display, and aviation activities for everyone to enjoy.
“For many people, learning to fly is a dream, but they’re not sure what it takes or how to get started,” said Brittney Miculka, AOPA manager of prospective pilot and youth outreach. “Through the generous participation of Frederick-area pilots, these dreamers can go up on a free flight, which will help them decide if they’re interested in pursuing flight training now or in the future.
“Learning to fly is a life-changing experience and a tremendously fulfilling accomplishment. And this event is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered.”
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
Learn to Fly,
Pilot Youth and Introductory,
The AOPA National Aviation Community Center hosted Paws and Planes, an event that showed kids flying for others – including our four-footed friends – can be rewarding and fun.
J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.
Children from the Frederick, Maryland, area got a chance to climb into an airplane, fly a simulator, and meet a flying dog during Paws and Planes Day.
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