Sun, Sep 03, 2006
Sport Planes and Pilots Come Together September 9
EAA's Sport Pilot tour is visiting Lawrence Municipal Airport in
North Andover, MA on Sep 9 -- all activities start at 9:00am. The
tour stop is one of several the EAA is making across the country to
promote sport aviation and sport aircraft in the US.
"Now is the time for the many people who have dreamed of
learning to fly or have wanted to get back into aviation at an
affordable level," said Ron Wagner, EAA manager of field relations.
"Sport pilot was introduced to reduce the time and cost
traditionally associated with flying and the infrastructure for
your success is rapidly taking shape. The EAA Sport Pilot Tour
opens the possibilities of personal flight to individuals and lets
them know how to get started. There are light-sport aircraft
on-site that can provide demonstration flights and open exciting
ways to take to the sky."
The EAA and other aviation groups worked closely with the FAA
for nearly a decade to develop the sport pilot and aircraft
Attendees have a full slate of activities to choose from
- Forums that explain what you need to begin realizing your own
dream of flight
- Flight instructors to answer questions on how to get
- Exhibits of aircraft that are available right now
- Representatives from EAA and its local chapters, to talk about
As an incentive to
start flying, the EAA will issue sport pilot student certificates
at the event, at no charge to EAA members. And although many of the
activities planned during the tour are primarily aimed at
individuals interested in learning to fly, there are activities
specifically for pilots. For instance, the FAA will conduct safety
seminars related to light-sport aviation giving credit for "Wings"
safety seminar attendance.
Other tour highlights include sport pilot forums, education for
flight instructors, plus light-sport aircraft manufacturer displays
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