EAA to host Learn to Fly Day Saturday

Friday, May 20, 2011
Jack Sutton of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1374 was at Monday's Putnam County Commissioners meeting as commissioners Christina Warren, Gene Beck and Nancy Fogle signed a proclamation recognizing May 21 as International Learn to Fly Day.

The public is invited to participate as Chapter 1374 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts an International Learn to Fly Day event Saturday at the Putnam County Airport.

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 the event, which is free of charge, guests will discover how learning to fly is not as time-consuming or expensive as people might think. Pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners will be available to discuss the possibilities and enjoyment available in aviation.

The May 21 event in Greencastle will be held at Dixie Chopper Business Center at the airport. It is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

The 160,000 EAA members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft.

For more information on the International Learn to Fly Day, go to www.learntoflyday.org.

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