What To Get Dad For Father's Day | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Airborne 07.20.16

Airborne 07.21.16

Airborne 07.22.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Airborne 07.20.16

Airborne 07.21.16

Airborne 07.22.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

Wed, Jun 02, 2004

What To Get Dad For Father's Day

Be A Pilot Has A Great Idea...

Let us carefully venture into the land of the general media, a place fraught with dangers and misunderstandings when it comes to aviation. Let us extend the hand of friendship to reporters across the land in hopes that they will have a better grasp of all things aeronautical.

Let us offer them a free flight lesson.

In that spirit, Be A Pilot is reaching out through the general media to moms who don't know what to get their husbands (besides a tie that doesn't match and an extra case of Bud), with a special invitation.

Here's the windup... and the pitch, in the form of a news release from Be A Pilot:

Instead of another tie or power tool this year, give Dad a Father's Day gift sure to give him a lift. It's a hands-on, introductory flying lesson offered through BE A PILOT, the national, nonprofit learn-to-fly program sponsored by the General Aviation community.
 
At just $49, it's affordable and so easy to give. Just call 1-888-BEAPILOT to register for a free Introductory Flight Certificate.

From the website, simply print the certificate and give it to Dad with a card. When he's ready, just present the certificate to one of the more than 2,000 participating BE A PILOT flight schools in North America to receive the lesson for just $49, or about half the typical cost.

Watch his eyes light up as he's escorted to "his" airplane, goes through the preflight safety inspection with an FAA-licensed instructor and climbs into the pilot's seat. With the flight instructor at his side, Dad will actually fly the plane. He'll taxi to the runway, throttle up and -- at just the right moment -- pull back on the controls and guide the plane skyward to get a breathtaking view from 2,500 feet or more. And if he's like most first- timers, he'll probably want to fly over the family homestead.

After this experience, good old Dad will never look at a circular saw the same way again.

"June is National Learn to Fly Month, and with perfect weather throughout most of the country, there's no better time to discover the advantages and fun of flying," says Drew Steketee, president and CEO of BE A PILOT. "Chances are, it's something he's always thought of doing."

So don't give another run-of-the-mill gift when you can help Dad fulfill a lifetime dream. He might even want to continue training for his Private pilot's license. That license can be earned in as little as 40 hours of training and practice flying (although 50-70 hours is more typical).

The cost ranges from $3,000 to $7,000, depending on where you live, the type of airplane you train in and how often you fly. Once licensed, it's not necessary to buy a plane. In fact, most pilots rent planes, starting as low as $60-$100 per flight hour.

"Flying is an exceptional way to escape the daily grind, get away from the congestion on the ground and clear your mind," says Steketee. "An introductory flying lesson is a gift Dad won't soon forget. And it can lead to a rewarding skill, whether he's interested in flying for recreation, personal and family travel, or business travel."

FMI: www.beapilot.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.25.16: Pelton Opens OSH16!, Textron Denali, Eclipse CANADA

Also: PS Engineering Update, Martin Mars Wows Oshkosh, Garmin Plays 'Me, Too' With STCs, Comprehensive Jack Pelton Intvw, Part 1 EAA's Jack Pelton opened up Oshkosh 2016 with some >[...]

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!>[...]

Airborne 07.22.16: ONE Aviation New Jet, Drone Pilot Nabbed, Stemme Twin Voyager

Also: AEA Giveaway, 44 Trips To OSH, Airbus Drones, Future Pilots, NTSB Training, Air BP, Boeing Forecast, ALPA Milestone ONE Aviation has provided ANN with the initial outline for>[...]

Only Sporty's!!! Sporty's Pilot Shop Helps ANN Cover Oshkosh 2016!

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource! Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal >[...]

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present OSH2016 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2016 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC