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Heritage In Flight pilots offer 'Learn to Fly Day' on Saturday

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[OCT. 28, 2004]  Were you meant for higher things in this life? The sky really is the limit this Saturday if you wish to take advantage of an opportunity at the Logan County Airport.

Master pilots are ready to introduce you to the joy of flying. Flight instructors from Heritage In Flight Museum planned the "Learn to Fly Day," scheduled for this Saturday, for those who have always thought how great it might be to learn to fly someday. This amazing opportunity is one that most people don't realize is open to them right here, right now, in Logan County.

Learn to Fly Day

Saturday, Oct. 30
9 a.m. till noon

Heritage In Flight hangar
(by the little yellow building)

Logan County Airport
1351 Airport Road

The event premieres a new aircraft that has just become available, as well as introducing the public to flight instruction that is offered at the Logan County Airport. Instructors will be on hand ready to answer questions, show videos about flight training and share information over coffee and doughnuts.

Demo rides will also be available in the club's new Cessna 172 for a donation of $30.

The Heritage In Flight Museum and hangar are located on the grounds at the Logan County Airport. Heritage In Flight exists not only to preserve aviation and military history; the club also strives to keep the love of aviation alive.

HIF has owned a variety of aircraft for different purposes over the years. The club currently has an aircraft that sees a lot of use for introductory flight training. The Cessna 152 is commonly used in getting an initial pilot's certificate.

Seeing an increase in interest, the board recently decided to buy another plane that would offer additional types of training and ratings. The C-172 was brought up from Georgia last month and has just finished a sprucing up, had additional equipment installed and renovations made in preparation for its use in more specialized training. As of last week it was ready to be checked out.

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The C-172 is not only a faster plane, but this one is now equipped for instrument flight. This basically means that it can be flown in weather in which visibility falls below standard minimums. During instrument flight, pilots use instruments to fly the plane and to keep their bearings. They also make radio contact with a flight controller, and the flight is monitored by radar. Pilots who already have a certificate can use this plane to work toward their instrument flight rating.

The club keeps aircraft rental rates low by charging only what it costs to own, insure and maintain them. The 172 is $65 per hour and the 152 is only $52 per hour. A quick check around at other airports offering rentals and you will see that you would be hard-pressed to find any place with lower rates. HIF hopes that this will entice wanna-be pilots from the area and even some who might drive a bit to get here and get going flying.

Flight instruction is available for the following ratings:

  • Private
  • Instrument
  • Commercial

For further information call the office at (217) 732-3333 or contact one of the following instructors:

[News release]


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