Up you go into the wild blue yonder! Yes, you!
If you’ve always wanted to experience the world of flight but didn't know how to get started, you’ll have a chance during the annual Learn to Fly Day at Smith Field Airport on Saturday, May 19.
Coming from a family of aviation enthusiasts (my husband and son are both pilots), I can say it gets in your blood to be high among the clouds, looking down on creation and the world you live in.
Learn to Fly Day is arranged by Chapter 2 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. “We want to give people the opportunity to know what it’s like to fly in a small aircraft and think about becoming a pilot,” said Joel Pierce, organizer of the event.
The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend the event and look at the aviation displays. Complimentary food will be available. A 30-minute sample flying lesson in a 2-seater airplane is available for $59.00. A similar lesson in an aircraft that seats three people is $95.00.
Minors must have a release form signed by a parent. For more information, visit them online.
Smith Field Airport
426 W Ludwig Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com