Learn to Fly Day this weekend

The world of flight offers fun, freedom and experiences unlike anything else in the world. And you’re invited to participate as Tin Goose Chapter 1247 of the Experimental Aircraft Association hosts an International Learn to Fly Day event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton.
International Learn to Fly Day was created to invite people interested in the world of flight to discover more by meeting local aviators and discovering the initial steps toward “living the dream” of personal flight. Nearly 600,000 people from all walks of life in the U.S. are licensed pilots, but millions more have dreamed of joining that group.
During EAA Chapter 1247’s Learn to Fly Day event, which is free of charge, guest will discover more about how learning to fly is not as time-consuming or expensive as you might think. Young Eagle flights for youth age 8-17 and Discovery flights for adults will be available. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the local airport staff, talk to flight instructors and EAA members and learn more about other aviation opportunities such as joining a flying club.
“Airplane rides are just part of this event,” said Lisa Benjamin, President of EAA Chapter 1247. “We hope to build one-on-one relationships with visitors to help them learn all that general aviation has to offer.” 
For information, contact Stan Gebhardt at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport at 419-734-6297.

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