Clear blue skies, welcoming airport employees, and a free flight - those were the perfect conditions for Ronda Wolfe's recent introductory flight in a Cessna 152 at Martin State Airport in Baltimore.
Wolfe was one of 250 people who attended "How to Start Learning to Fly" seminars at AOPA Fly-In in June. She was one of 15 prospective pilots who won certificates for free introductory flights. AOPA sponsored these seminars to help potential student pilots start their flight training on the right foot.
"The experience was life changing," Wolfe wrote in an e-mail to AOPA. "I am looking forward to more flights of freedom."
During Wolfe's flight over Bel Air, Maryland, she became comfortable with basic maneuvers such as turns.
"The Cessna 152 felt like it was made to fly," she wrote. "I... enjoyed the experience of learning the skills of allowing the plane to do its part, as I began the journey of learning mine!"
October 24, 2005