REACH FOR THE SKY ON INTERNATIONAL LEARN TO FLY DAY
Am I High Aviation, LLC is teaming up with the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame and the Stevens Point Municipal Airport to host an International Learn To Fly Day event from 10:30am to 3:30pm, Saturday, May 19, at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport located at 4501 Hwy. 66, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Saturday, May 19, people around the world will celebrate the Third Annual International Learn To Fly Day. This is the day aviators invite others to experience the magic of flying, best described by Wilbur Wright, “perfect peace mingled with excitement that strains every nerve”.
EAA launched International Learn To Fly Day in 2009 to promote general aviation and all its wonders. The world of flight offers experiences and possibilities unlike anything else in the world. If flying has always been a fantasy for you, then let your dreams take flight and be our guest during the Third Annual International Learn To Fly Day. This is aviation the whole family can experience either in the air with $20 air rides, touring the Stevens Point Airport with Jason Draheim, Airport Manager, or watching a free presentation about the stories of women who made aviation history in Wisconsin.
You’re invited to participate:
10:30AM and 11:45AM: Women Over Wisconsin Presentations
Come join Rose Dorcey, President of the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, as she highlights
the accomplishments of Wisconsin women pilots who made aviation history and their contributions to the war effort during World War II.
11:00 AM: An airport is not all about pilots and planes. Jason Draheim, Airport Manager, will take you beyond the hangars to the tarmac and describe how the airport signs, markings and lighting are all critical to pilot and passenger safety.
1:00PM to 3:00PM $20 Air Rides for all ages. This will be on a first come-first served basis. Children under 18 must have parents present.
Nearly 600,000 people from all walks of life in the U.S. are licensed plots, but millions more have dreamed of joining that group. In 2010, the House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the third Saturday in May as International Learn to Fly Day, recognizing the contributions of flight instructors, flight schools and aviation groups in promoting and teaching the nation’s next generation of pilots.
Am I High Aviation, LLC ignites the desire for enthusiasts of all ages to reach new heights. Together, Wanda Zuege and John Thompson have more than 88 years of flight experience and 23 years of advancing the thrill of flying to aspiring pilots and airplane owners. For some, that first discovery flight accelerated their desire to land military or commercial professions. To others, altitude continues to be a welcome lift away from earthly stresses. To most of us, stepping into a flying machine, grabbing its controls and manipulating its axes, is just P-L-A-N-E FUN!
This event is free of charge. For more information about the International Learn To Fly Day visit www.amihighaviation.com, or call Wanda Zuege at 715-252-3326 for details.
ABOUT AM I HIGH AVIATION, LLC:
Am I High Aviation, LLC is a flight and ground training facility located at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport (KSTE) specializing in accelerated training: 2-Day Ground Schools, 14-Day Private Pilot Certificate, 7-Day Instrument Rating.
ABOUT STEVENS POINT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT:
Jason Drawheim, Airport Manager, 715-345-8989, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stevenspoint.com/airport
ABOUT WISCONSIN AVIATION HALL OF FAME:
Rose Dorcey, President, 920-279-6029, http://www.wisconsinaviationhalloffame.org/
WAHF, a membership organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing Wisconsin aviation news and history. Moe than 100 men and women have been inducted in the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame since it was organized in 1985.
ABOUT EAA: www.eaa.org
EAA, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft.