Photo by Phil Weston
Craig Fuller, AOPA President, accepts the joint venture agreement
between his organization and EAA to celebrate International Learn
To Fly Day scheduled for May 15, 2010.
August 1, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
- EAA AirVenture Oshkosh witnessed yet another launch of a new
program targeted at promoting general aviation and increasing the pilot
Thursday brought the unveiling of
International Learn to Fly Day in a joint announcement involving EAA
President and Chairman Tom Poberezny, Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association (AOPA) President and CEO Craig Fuller, REMOS GmbH CEO Corbin
Huber, NAFI Executive Director Jason Blair, and others.
International Learn to Fly Day is meant to
raise interest in flying and encourage current pilots to get others
involved in aviation.
“We’re always looking for new ways to
attract people to flying,” said Fuller.
“Let’s spread that passion. It’s all
about the flying and the experience,” said Blair.
International Learn to Fly Day is a
cooperative effort of pilots, companies, governments, and organizations in
countries around the world.
Specific events to punctuate International
Learn to Fly Day are in the planning stage.
“It’s a focus that allows us to bring our
resources together,” said Poberezny.
The inaugural event is planned for May 15,
2010, with the intention of making it an annual event.
“You don’t have to ask if it will be
successful; it will be successful,” said Poberezny.