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
9 a.m. till noon
(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
Demo rides will also be available in
the club's new Cessna 172 for a donation of $30.
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
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:
For further information call the
office at (217) 732-3333 or contact one of the following