Scenic Flights are "ON" for Sun., Oct. 23
Hello again Friends. Our Scenic Flights scheduled for Sunday, October 23 are 'ON!" Finally the wind has died down.
Our apologies for having to cancel the Saturday flights, but we always want our passengers to be comfortable and feel safe with us when we fly and we couldn't guarantee either when the wind was gusting over 40 mph!
So come on out any time between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. It's shaping up to be a nice day for flying. If you are uncertain about the weather, check back here for our flight status before you head out.
Your WNCPA friends
2016 Annual Scenic Flights Weekend, Oct. 22-23
ANNOUNCEMENT: The WNCPA will conduct its 2016 Annual WNCPA Scenic Flights Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Asheville Regional Airport.
Please come out and join us as we share our beautiful mountain foliage from above. Cameras and cell phone photos are encouraged! Flights will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis and will cost $50 for adults and $25 for children under twelve. Check back here for last-minute weather status. For directions and parking, click (here).
Click (here) for a detailed description of the flights. For a birdseye view of some of the sights, check out the YouTube video below.
Photos from Last Year's Scenic Flights
Click (here) for some of the sights from last year's event.
In addition to seeing the sights, our passengers get to observe the behind-the-scenes protocols used by pilots and air traffic controllers designed to ensure safety for all the planes flying into and around Asheville.
So whether you just want to see the fall foliage or you're curious about aviation or flying in smaller airplanes, won't you fly with us this year?
AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Seminar, Tues., Nov. 1
Signature Flight Support and the WNCPA are sponsoring "Trivia Night!" a free AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Seminar on Tuesday, November 1, starting at 7:00 pm at the WNC Ag. Center.
Come join us! From vintage navaids to aerodynamics and little-known aircraft, the AOPA folks have put together a collection of questions sure to put your knowledge to the test—and make you a safer pilot.
Piper Saratoga for Sale!
WNCPA member Bill Bolton has a 1981 Piper Turbocharged Saratoga (PA-32-301T) for sale. For all of you who don't like retracts because you're afraid you'll forget to put the gear down; no worries, it's the fixed gear version!
Click (here) for all the details in the WNCPA Classifieds. And while you're there, check out other items listed by your fellow WNCPA members!
Fly-out to Asheboro, NC (KHBI), Sat., Nov. 19
For our November fly-out, we will try once again to join up with the Spartanburg Pilots Association and fly to Asheboro, NC (KHBI).
Doing a joint event with the Spartanburg folks is something we've been talking about for years and we we going to do this in August but Mother Nature intervened. Recall the reason for the destination is that the North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame is located right on the field!
So our fly-out plan is on Saturday, November 19, to fly to Asheboro, NC (KHBI) for a noon arrival. We will have a pizza lunch with the Spartanburg Pilots Association inside the North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame. Following lunch anyone who wants to can tour the museum. Museum admission is $10.00 ($8.00 for seniors). It's quite a fabulous collection. Click (here) to check out the museum website to see for yourself!
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