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Airport to host flight training information session

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Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1047 will hold a “Flying Start” informational program on learning to fly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson Industrial Air Center, 4545 Airport Drive NW.

Anyone 18 and older with an interest in aviation is invited to attend.

The EAA’s Flying Start program introduces individuals to the opportunities that result from earning a pilot’s certificate. The event will cover the steps and requirements in learning to fly, provide tips on how to make it economical and will culminate in a free introductory flight.

The association has roughly 900 chapters around the world, which provide activities for local aviation enthusiasts with a mission of growing participation in aviation by sharing “The Spirit of Aviation.” Chapter activities range from monthly meetings to airport open houses, fly-ins, educational programs and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community and build a stronger bond between local aviation and the public.

The international EAA organization has more than 200,000 members. The local organizations include general EAA chapters as well as specialized chapters for vintage aircraft and warbird, ultralight and aerobatic flight enthusiasts.

For more information about this Flying Start session, contact Keith Daughety at 252 205 9967 or email him at kdaughety@nc.rr.com.

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