February 29, 2020

Those who have ever thought about learning to fly can find out more on March 21st, as EAA Chapter 91 hosts a “Flying Start” informational program on learning to fly at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport.

EAA Chapter 91, a local organization that is part of the national Experimental Aircraft Association, is dedicated to growing participation in aviation by sharing the ways people can get started in this fun and fulfilling recreation.

The program will be held from 9 am-noon on Saturday, March 21st, at the Chapter 91 hangar located at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, 2750 NE Douglas St. in Lee’s Summit, MO. Anyone with an aviation interest are invited to attend; however, space is limited to the first 50 to register.

EAA’s Flying Start program introduces interested individuals to the endless opportunities and fun that result in earning a pilot’s certificate. The event will cover the steps and requirements in learning to fly, provide tips on how to make it economical.

Chapter 91 will also offer, weather permitting, a free introductory “Eagle” flight for adults (18 and over). Younger participants (teens to age 17) are welcome but should be ready to begin flight instruction and a parent or guardian must sign a permission form (available on site) for them to participate in a “Young Eagle” flight.

EAA approximately 900 chapters around the world, which provide activities for local aviation enthusiasts with a mission of growing participation in aviation by sharing “The Spirit of Aviation.” Chapter activities range from monthly meetings, to airport open houses, fly-ins, educational programs, and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community and build a stronger bond between local aviation and the public.

EAA chapters are the backbone of the international EAA organization, which has more than 200,000 members. The local organizations include general EAA chapters as well as specialized chapters for Vintage aircraft, Warbird, Ultralight and Aerobatic flight enthusiasts.

For more information about this Flying Start session, contact Griff Pickett, Coordinator at EAA Chapter 91 at 816-405-3539.