Friday, August 19, 2005

Visit Your Local Airport

LABELLE, FL. (August 19, 2005) -- If you're looking for a reason to hang
out at your local airport, today is National Aviation Day, today,
providing the perfect opportunity. "Great strides have been made in
aviation since Orville Wright's first flight in 1903. Today general
aviation aircraft range from light sport aircraft like the Piper J-3 Cub to
personal jets like the Eclipse 500," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "In
America, we also have a unique freedom that keeps GA efficient and
affordable, so we certainly have many reasons to celebrate National
Aviation Day." National Aviation Day was first observed in 1939, but why on
August 19? It's Orville Wright's birthday. Celebrate the day by arranging
a $49 introductory flight through Be A Pilot ( ).
You can also become a mentor to a student or potential pilot through AOPA's
Project Pilot ( )
initiative, which offers a wealth of free resources for mentors and
potential pilots alike.

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