The first International Learn to Fly Day will be held May 15, 2010.
Unveiled at AirVenture, International Learn to Fly Day is aimed at those people who have always wanted to fly, but haven’t taken that first step.
“We want to show people a path to how they can learn to fly,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and chairman. “Going from an aviation enthusiast to a pilot is a big step.”
A collaboration of EAA, AOPA, LSA manufacturer Remos, other companies and organizations throughout the world, International Learn to Fly Day is “like a Young Eagles day for older people,” said Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty’s.
“We believe there are people out there dreaming of flying, but thinking it is too hard to get into,” added Corvin Huber, Remos CEO. “We want to target people who haven’t been in aviation, lower the threshhold to our common passion and make access to aviation more affordable.”
Activities for the first International Learn to Fly Day are still in the planning stages, but organizers hope to have events around the world. It is also hoped this will be an annual event, Poberezny added.
For more information: EAA.org.