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Future pilots get a taste of general aviationFuture pilots get a taste of general aviation

Future pilots get a taste of general aviation

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The flying bug is already biting. Prospective pilots and anyone fascinated with aviation already are flocking to the Project Pilot Cessna 172 in the AOPA Fly-In aircraft display to get their picture taken for the cover of AOPA Flight Training magazine.

"What does this tell you?" one man asks pointing to the VOR. The would-be pilots soak up all of the information possible during their short time in the pilot's seat. They can turn the control wheel, pretend they are soaring through the clear blue yonder, learn a quick lesson about how the instruments work, and more.

Those interested in learning to fly can get information about the process and attend one of three sessions, "How to Start Learning to Fly." Attendees can enter to win one of 10 free introductory flights and other great prizes.

June 4, 2005

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