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EAA expands Sport Pilot AcademyEAA expands Sport Pilot Academy

The Experimental Aircraft Association will expand its Sport Pilot Academy in 2017, holding three sessions at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

EAA plans to train sport pilots in a Cessna Skycatcher through its Sport Pilot Academy.

Launched in 2016, the academy is a three-week, immersive training program that features a dedicated fleet of Cessna Skycatchers and certificated flight instructors.

A spring session will take place May 20 through June 10, and a fall session will take place Sept. 9 through 30. The third session, which takes place in August, is reserved for recipients of a scholarship for former Young Eagles, EAA said on its website.

The $9,999 fee includes all ground and flight training, housing on the EAA grounds, and meals. “A variety of activities are included that make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience: cockpit climbs in the museum, guest speakers, flight experiences in EAA aircraft, and even getting your picture taken on one of Wittman Regional Airport’s ‘dots,’” EAA said.

After registering for the sport academy, participants must complete an online ground school that is included in the total cost, and take and pass the FAA knowledge test, before they arrive at Oshkosh.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Topics: Learn to Fly, Pilot Training and Certification, Flight Instructor

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