Let's Go Flying March Newsletter
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3 •MARCH 25, 2009
Live the Dream
Flying without sound
Gone flying? Tell us about your flight and submit photos and video of the experience!
Book a discovery flight online
ASA launches Learn to Fly blog
Explanation of pilot gadgets and gear
Aircraft of the Month
Bell 47 helicopter
Ask a Pilot
Question: What happens during a discovery flight (AKA: introductory flight lesson)?
Answer: During your introductory flight, a flight instructor will be sitting beside you with another set of flight controls, but you’ll be in the pilot’s seat. This is your first flight lesson. First, you’ll see what it’s like to visually inspect the aircraft before flight. Next, you’ll experience the take off, flight, and landing. You’ll probably fly a popular training airplane like a Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, or Diamond Katana. Your flight will last about 30 minutes, and you can even log that time in your logbook so it counts toward the required flight time for your private pilot certificate. For additional information, read a real discovery flight lesson plan written for CFIs by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Do you have a question about flying? Ask a pilot! Call 877-58-PILOT or send an e-mail.
In the Blogs
Here are some recent highlights from our Let's Go Flying blog page.
Case for medevac choppers made by death of actress
How I learned to fly
Aviation Calendar of Events
Featured Event: Sun 'n Fun Fly-In
Airports all across the United States offer weekend activities, from pancake breakfasts and barbecues to car and air shows. Find out what’s going on in your area. You can search by city, state, or geographic region.
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