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 Eagle flight with similar benefits as the Young Eagle program, but done on a one by one basis as opposed to the day event we do for young eagles The intention of the Fast Start seminar is to sort out those adults who may seriously want to learn to fly, from those who are just looking for an free eagle flight in a light aircraft. 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.
Kendall Pearson, our Chapter Vice President , Chief Flying Instructor (CFI), and owner of “Fly Paso Robles” will run the seminar and program
Other Chapter Chapter Members will be on a roster to provide the follow-up Eagle flights. The Eagle Program will be linked with the previously described VMC club, and will be initiated on November 7 - see following flyer
Paso Robles EAA Chapter 465 completed implementation, on November 7, 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 Vice President and Eagle Coordinator, presented the seminar at his hanger, and he is scheduling the second phase of the program which includes identifying a mentor pilot for each participant and taking them for a flight. If you are an EAA member and a pilot please contact Kendall firstname.lastname@example.org so he can put you in-touch with one of the participants and you can take him/her for an introductory flight. For more on the Eagles Program check our Chapter web site at https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa465/eagle-flights and we intend to do this successful program again in 2021.