Seven top AOPA Air Safety Foundation programs presented by local CFIs will anchor a gigantic Wings Weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 19-21. The event, celebrating the centennial of flight, is sponsored by Aero-Tech, Inc. and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority at Bowman Field and is being coordinated by AOPA member Arlynn McMahon.
All ASF programs planned for the weekend are free and open to all pilots.
Seminars include "Ups and Downs of Takeoffs and Landings," "Fuel Awareness," "GPS for VFR Pilots," "Collision Avoidance," "Weather Strategies," "Weather Tactics," and "Airspace Refresher." Local instructors will present the ASF Seminar-in-a-Box® programs, which help pilots qualify for the FAA Wings safety awards program.
Other festivities will be available for pilots all through the weekend for a nominal $7.50 admission, including a static display of vintage aircraft, presentations by local FAA officials, avionics updates, and lectures by local aviation historian Charlie Arrington. Former AOPA Senior Vice President Dennis Roberts will detail the likely look of aviation in the next 100 years, and the Civil Air Patrol will present an overview of CAP operations. There will also be displays of new aircraft, the latest in cockpit technology, a flying companion seminar, Be A Pilot introductions for prospective pilots, and three-hour aircraft rental discount packages for pilots earning their Wings awards.
ASF Seminar-in-a-Box® programs are available to any flying club, aviation safety counselor, or CFI and include the program, handouts, door prizes, and Wings participation cards. For more information on ASF Seminar-in-a-Box® programs, see the Web site.