COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Learning to fly an airplane is a dream come true from some people. It can become reality by taking a course that lasts from 3 to 5 months depending on how much time the student can devote to learning the craft.
The courses are divided into 3 segments: written, oral and practical which involves hours spent inside the pilot's seat flying the friendly skies. A 2-hour simulation course is also required. Todd Shellnutt, Flight Instructor, says it costs $5500.00 to enroll in the course.
Local Columbus pilots will be on hand tomorrow at Skyline Columbus Flight School speaking with individuals about the dynamics of flying a plane. The event is from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
- Let's Go Flying is a national learn-to-fly program sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The program works with local flight schools nationwide.
- The LetsGoFlying.com website provides visitors with a vast array of information and resources on learning to fly, including a database of over 3,500 flight schools across the country.
- An introductory flight is available at most flight schools starting at around $99 and makes a great gift.
- The time spent flying during the introductory flight counts toward the 40 hours needed to obtain a private pilots license.
- Viewers can learn to fly locally at Skyline Columbus flight school, which is located at Columbus Metropolitan airport. Call Todd Shellnutt @ 705-322-6565.