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Welcome to Reach for the Sky, a monthly e-newsletter developed by EAA expressly for individuals like you who have an interest in learning to fly. Reach for the Sky will focus on addressing your questions, identifying and explaining your fears and apprehensions, discussing flight-training experiences and challenges, and providing learning tips for prospective and new student pilots. It will also include your comments and questions, and the challenges you have experienced while searching for a flight school and learning to fly. You will also be able to share your flight-training experiences with us so that we can share them with others.
Take a close look at this issue. The first article offers a step-by-step explanation on how to find a flight school and a flight instructor. A second article offers insight into learning to fly the old-fashioned way, true grass-roots flying, with comments from students who learned to fly at this school.
Other monthly topics may include Training Tips, a section that will help student pilots understand different issues and challenges in pursuit of their sport pilot certificate; A Personal View, a monthly column of interest to fliers; The Aviation Glossary, which defines aviation terminology you will need to know and understand; and finally, This Month’s Poll, where questions are asked and your response is shared with others.
Our goal is to provide you with firsthand information that will not only pique your interest but also help you live your dream of learning to fly. We hope you find each issue interesting and helpful. Please direct your comments or questions about the newsletter to LearnToFly@EAA.org.
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