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LETU to Host Discover Flying Challenge Visit July 1, 2, at East Texas Regional Airport in Longview

Thu, Jun 26 2014

LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, is inviting the public to view a brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawk single-engine airplane and take a ride in the airplane during the LeTourneau University – Discover Flying Challenge Visit July 1 and 2.  
Cessna will host a static display of the airplane from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, with sign-ups for flights with a Cessna pilot intern to be scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. and more flights scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at LeTourneau University’s Abbott Aviation Center, 200 Airpark Drive, at East Texas Regional Airport.  Each flight will take only 20 to 30 minutes. The plane can seat the pilot plus three passengers. 


Daniel Tou, a May 2014 LETU flight graduate, is one of the summer interns for Cessna who is bringing the 2014 Cessna Skyhawk to his alma mater for this event with the goal to spread the word about general aviation and encourage others to learn to fly. Tou is one of six new pilot interns traveling across the United States for Cessna promoting general aviation and taking people up on discovery flights in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk.


Anyone can come view the airplane.  Rules for the flights require that Discover Flyers must be 12 years or older. Individuals between 12 and 17 years old must have their parents sign a consent form and must be accompanied by an adult other than the pilot (an older sibling, family friend or parent.)


Anyone interested in participating needs to call (903) 233-4255 or send an email to lauralaster@letu.edu to get consent forms and learn more details.  The event flights are dependent on the weather, therefore participants should call (903) 233-4255 the day of their flights to be sure the event is happening.

 

 


 

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