“When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.”
– Lucy Larcom
He who would learn to fly one day
must first learn to stand and walk
and run and climb and dance;
one cannot fly into flying.
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for OUR May 18th “Learn to Fly Day and Flying W Airport Open House”
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This time of year is filled with ancient rituals.
Rituals that ensure the survival of the natural world including the building of Bird Nests.
Being of like mind, spring renews the passion of flight and brings a draw to the outside world, the airport. We the human flyer and our little feathered friend feel the spring urge to come to the airport. We bring our urge to fly and build a seasonal home as the year springs forth. Ours, in the aircraft we decide to fly. For our feathered friends, a place to call home and raise a family.
Unfortantely, we both cannot call the aircraft our home.
Hence, we, the human, must preflight the aircraft with great care to prevent our feathered friends from making our their home, our aircraft.
Ancient Myths and Legends of Flight
According to this article, man-kind history was a dream to soar through the sky like a bird. When April steps aside for May, May has become the seasonal month in the aviation community to believe in the impossible dream of taking flight.
In a cooperative effort set in motion by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) of pilots, companies, governments, and organizations in countries around the world to raise interest in flying and encourage current pilots to get others involved in aviation, created International Learn to Fly Day.
International Learn to Fly Day is celebrated yearly on the third Saturday of May.
Learn to Fly Day and Open House at the Flying W Airport
Please join us for our Learn to Fly Day and Open House at the Flying W Airport, May 18th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please visit our “Event Link” to Register for our our Learn to Fly Day and Open House at the Flying W Airport Event.
This is your chance to learn more about your local airport. We invite you to ask questions about our airport, our aircraft, our flight school, learning to fly an aircraft or a helicopter. This is your day to learn more about us, our passion, our community.
Come early and join our aviation community for breakfast at the Runway Café. Come later and enjoy lunch. The Café has a great view of the taxiway and runway, and is open from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Freeflight Aviation will display some of our favorite aircraft. Our feature aircraft for this event will be our Diamond DA20 and Diamond DA40 Aircraft. Freeflight offers flight training in a Diamond DA20 and DA40. Through one of our flight school members, we offer a flight time share program in a G1000 Diamond DA40.
And, best of all, one of our previous flight school members purchased a DA40, for flight enjoyment. It’s an aircraft his family enjoys, and is often used to take family vacations.
Our local Diamond Distributer may provide us with additional Aircraft for display, and explain some of the Diamond Aircraft programs for leasing back an aircraft with a flight school, and the Diamond Share Program.
Our local EAA Chapter, 1348, will offer Young Eagle Flights to young adults, ages 8-17. These flights are offered on a first come bases, so, please come early, if you are interested in a flight around the patch (our beautiful airport).
We encourage young adults interested in a career path with aviation to visit the Young Eagle website and take the Sporty’s Online Fly Course. If this course is completed, the young adult will be sent a certificate for a first flight lesson at any participating flight school, including Freeflight Aviation.
Freeflight would like to offer you the chance to take a 1/2 hour or 1 hour Discovery Flight. When you Register for our International Learn to Fly Day Event at the Flying W Airport, you can purchase one of these flights.
You can also purchase our Discovery Flight Package, and use it for another day. It’s up to you.
A $99.00 Coupon for a 1/2 hour Discovery Flight Package is available on our Freeflight Meetup Group Event Page.
We hope to see you May 18th.
Please come for a visit and enjoy the day at the Flying W Airport!
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO VISIT WITH US AND OUR LOCAL AIRPORT ANYTIME.
News from the Flying W Airport and Resort.
Tiki Bar opens Saturday May 18th.
Pool opens Saturday May 25th.
Pool opens full time Saturday June 8th.
Pool hours 11 am – 7 pm Sunday – Thursday
11 am – 11 am Friday – Saturday
Live Music Every Saturday Night.
Daily Pool Pass – Adult $10.00
Child $8.00 (under 13)
Ages 2 and under are Free
Restaurant is closed except for the Runway Cafe.
Need more information call 609-267-7673