Roy Beisswenger, host of Internet radio program UltraFlight Radio, has been added as a member of the panel of National Association of Flight Instructors experts for the upcoming 2005 NAFI Sport Pilot Symposiums series. A pilot with particular interest and knowledge in powered parachutes, Beisswenger hosts the weekly, two-hour radio program at www.ultraflightradio.com.
Beisswenger will join the Sport Pilot Symposium at the Golden West EAA Fly-In June 3-4, in Marysville, California, as well as the fly-in near Pittsburgh June 17-18. The Symposiums feature a day of classroom presentations oriented toward seasoned pilots seeking to learn more of the sport aviation world. Pilots may register at www.sportpilot.org, or by telephone at 800/843-3612. Others participating have included Martin Weaver, chief of the FAA Sport Aviation Branch; John and Martha King; Paul Hamilton of Adventure Productions; and Jack Vandeventer, aviation marketing solon.
Over the years, Roy Beisswenger has been a columnist for both EAA Experimenter and UltraFlight magazines. His stories have also appeared in Ultralight Flying! as well as the Australian magazine Pacific Flyer. In January 2005, Beisswenger attended the first FAA DPE school in Sebring, Florida where he became a certificated sport pilot; a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); a Designated Pilot Examiner; and a Designated Flight Instructor Examiner for this newly recognized category of aircraft.
Beisswenger has served as president of the Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council, co-host of the annual Illinois Ultralight and Light Plane Safety Seminar, since 2000.