Chapter 534 pilot, Paul Adrien, may be the one to give a lucky participant an Eagle Flight in his Burt Rutan designed LONG-EZ, which he built.
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 based at the Leesburg International Airport is offering the Flying Start program to those folks who always wanted to learn to fly but never quite got around to it.
The Flying Start program will take place at the airport administration building at the Leesburg airport on Saturday May 25, 2019 and will start promptly at 9 a.m. There is no charge, and it will be run by EAA volunteer members and flight instructors from the area. You should be prepared to spend the morning at the airport.
This program will be limited to 15 people so you need to move fast. Make your reservation with John Weber, EAA Chapter 534 VP and light sport certified flight instructor via email at < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
During this session you will attend a presentation about flying, preparation for a private pilot’s license or a light sport pilot’s license. Plenty of time will be allotted to answer all your questions.
You will meet members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534, talk one-on-one with pilots and certified flight instructors so that you will have a complete understanding of what is involved to gain that longed for pilot’s license and the costs.
Following this session each person will have the opportunity to take a 30-minute Eagle Flight with one of EAA Chapter 534’s volunteer pilots in their personal airplane. Each pilot will do a thorough pre-flight of their general aviation fixed wing aircraft and explain what they are checking and why. During the flight the pilots will explain the controls and instruments and may give you an opportunity to actually fly the plane under their watchful eye.
This is a great opportunity to make a fresh start toward the goal of acquiring your pilot’s license, and the volunteer members of EAA Chapter 534 will become your mentors to see you through to completion.
Story by Ted Luebbers