pilot, but think you might like to fly? Chances are you can do it,
according to Ted Sanders, chairman of the Learn to Fly Discovery
the time the convention is over, Sanders estimates he and his crew
will have introduced some 3,000 people to their potential to take to
the air. "Basically, we take people who have an idea that maybe
they could fly and show them how they can get into aviation,"
like most of the volunteers who staff the center, is a flight
instructor and a member of the National Association of Flight
Instructors. "We’ve got pretty good expertise here," he
stations around the Learn to Fly pavilion explain such related
subjects as weather, navigation, design, and performance. Frequent
speakers introduce visitors to the potential for flying. There also
is a light-sport airplane for visitors to examine, and a place for
those who are interested to apply for their sport pilot student
certificates are available without the FAA issued third-class
medical certificate and with little more than a driver’s license.
A full sport pilot certificate can be earned in half the time it
takes to obtain a private pilot certificate.
The Learn to Fly
Discovery Center is located just west of AeroShell Square (Box #45
on the map). A list of presenters, times, and topics can be found in
the Info Guide.