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Regular Airport Board Meeting this Wednesday at 6 pm

January 17, 2017, 4:47 am
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Are You a Pilot or Even Just Interested?

The new year has brought us face to face with a number of great local events for pilots or folks thinking about learning to fly  ... and even people who just find the idea of leaving the ground a fascinating idea. I forgot one other possibility ... you're the spouse or significant other of some poor soul addicted to things that fly.

The 99's VFR/IFR Safety Seminar, Aviation Expo and Companion Flyers Course

First up is the 20th IFR/VFR Safety Seminar and Aviation Expo organized by the Chicago Chapter of the 99's, the international organization of licensed women pilots. It happens Saturday January 28th at the Holiday Inn, 860 West Irving Park Road in Itasca. On-site registration begins at 8 am and sessions run until 3:30 pm. The event is broken down into interesting and practical talks aimed at both instrument rated pilots and those who are still dashing around in clear airspace beneath the clouds and away from poor weather. Best of all though, there's a flying companion course for those people interested in learning more about what's really happening in flight when they normally just sit patiently watching from the right seat. A dozen and a half different vendors will also be on hand who are all too happy to explain where their company fits into the aviation world.

Pre-registration is not needed and of course, the entire event is free of charge ... although, I bet the local 99's chapter folks would be grateful for any donation you might want to make on the 28th to help them fund great programs like this.

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