The EAA has developed a new and effective flying-start program to draw more adults into the aviation sector including learning to fly and joining Chapters. This program promotes and involves interested adults in free half-day aviation/flying introductory seminar. This is followed by a free flight experience. Most Chapter members have been doing some of the latter but without the initial seminar as screening device.
After the flight, he or she can help you learn more about how to get involved in your local aviation community, including the next steps you can take on the path to becoming a pilot.
The best part? The whole experience is free. No sales. No pressure. Just a whole lot of fun and education with a big take-home point: Your dream of flying is a lot closer than you think.
On November 7, 2020 Paso Robles EAA Chapter 465 completed the first session of a new EAA program intended to introduce adults 18 and over to the aviation field. The program consists of a two-hour introduction to the aviation sector, different types of aircraft and pilots licenses – with a focus on how to take the first step and get a Private Pilot License. The seminar was attended by 13 participants ranging in age from about 18 to 60 and about equal numbers of men and women, including a number of students from Cal Poly, plus several local pilots. . Kendall Pearson, our Chapter President presented the seminar at the flight school hanger., For more on the Eagles Program check our Chapter web site at https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa465/eagle-flights. We intend to repeat this successful program again in 2022.