Students who sign up for the AOPA Project Pilot program with a Mentor at Sun 'n Fun will get into the show at no cost thanks to Sun 'n Fun and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). AOPA is urging all of its 411,000 members to share their love of flying and help a new student pilot get started with the support of AOPA Project Pilot.
"What better way to get a prospective pilot hooked on aviation than taking them to one of the first great airshows of the spring flying season?" said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "As pilots, we have a responsibility to share our love of flying with others. Sun 'n Fun and AOPA Project Pilot are making it even easier to get started."
AOPA members are urged to bring a student or prospective pilot to the show and sign up for AOPA Project Pilot at the admission gate. For every Mentor who signs up a prospective pilot, the student will get into the show at no cost on the day they sign up. That's a $30 value free, thanks to Sun 'n Fun and AOPA.
In addition, every student or prospective pilot who attends Sun 'n Fun has a chance of winning up to $5,000 for flight training. Each day, Tuesday, April 17, through Friday, April 20, four future pilots will win $250 for flight training by getting spotted wearing a red AOPA Project Pilot sticker (available at AOPA's Big Yellow Tent). On Friday, AOPA Day, one of those lucky individuals will randomly be chosen to win an additional $5,000 for flight training.
The AOPA Project Pilot program is available online at www.AOPAProjectPilot.org. Student participants can receive six months of AOPA Flight Training magazine and a six month AOPA membership free, an Invitation to Fly magazine, an exciting and informative DVD, and access to AOPA and resources to help them throughout their flight training.
To be eligible for prizes, the students and future pilots must be over age 16. Prize money is paid directly to the flight school. The free admission offer is available Tuesday through Friday, April 17-20. Limit one free student admission per current pilot/mentor.
The 411,000-member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has represented the interests of general aviation pilots since 1939. General aviation includes all flying except the scheduled airlines and the military. Nearly two-thirds of all U.S. pilots, and three-quarters of the GA pilots, are AOPA members.
April 9, 2007