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EAA to host Sport Pilot Academyeaa sport pilot academy

The Experimental Aircraft Association plans to train a small number of pilots to "fly the Oshkosh way" at its first EAA Sport Pilot Academy.
EAA plans to train sport pilots in a Cessna Skycatcher through its Sport Pilot Academy.

The three-week program will run Aug. 27 through Sept. 17 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide participants with focused instruction and motivation leading to a sport pilot certificate. Participants will fly a dedicated fleet of Cessna 162 Skycatchers.

In addition to flight training, the program will present guest speakers, EAA AirVenture Museum and behind-the-scenes tours, flight experiences in a variety of EAA aircraft, a tour of an air traffic control tower, and more, EAA said.

“We’re introducing the EAA Sport Pilot Academy this year as a prototype program for a limited number of students, so we can grow and enhance it in the future,” said Sean Elliott, EAA vice president of safety and advocacy.

Participants must complete Sporty’s online ground school for sport pilots, included in the price of the program, and take and pass the FAA knowledge test before arriving in Oshkosh. The price is $9,999. Registration must be completed by July 1. For more information, see the website.

AOPA Publications staff

Topics: Learn to Fly, Pilot Training and Certification, Student

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