AOPA staff joined two other general aviation organizations this weekend (July 8-9) to provide information on the joy of flying for thousands of visitors to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, D.C.
NASM spokeswoman Jane Pisano said that "upwards of 20,000" people crowd through the museum doors on summer weekends, and that most naturally have at least some interest in aviation. The "You Can Fly" information booths were set up directly in front of the main doors to the museum.
Staffing the booths this year were representatives from AOPA, the Be A Pilot industry learn-to-fly program, and the Civil Air Patrol. Information available at the AOPA table included AOPA's learn-to-fly brochure Share Your Gift of Flight, which includes a nationwide list of flight schools and materials from AOPA's educational outreach "APPLE" program, for "America's Pilots Participating in Local Education."
Participation in the yearly NASM-sponsored "You Can Fly" event is part of AOPA's ongoing effort to acquaint the non-flying public with the value of general aviation.
July 10, 2000