Have a cockpit companion who gets nervous flying in a general aviation aircraft? Show them the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's new 60-minute online course, Pinch Hitter ®. It will help any flying companion become more comfortable in the cockpit.
The course includes an introduction to the principles of flight, a basic overview of instruments and radio communication, and tips on what to do in the unlikely event of pilot incapacitation.
It is geared specifically toward the nonpilot and is not intended to be used as a "learn to fly" course for student pilots.
October 20, 2006