Bring Your Learning to Fly Questions with You to AirVenture

Sporty’s CFIs Offering Free Daily Office Hours

It’s easy for non-pilots to be intimidated hanging out with their certificated buddies. At EAA AirVenture, with pilots who have flown everything with wings and logged thousands of hours, asking a basic question about learning to fly can be difficult. Sporty’s CFIs are making themselves available daily starting at 11:00 a.m. during AirVenture for “office hours” at the Sporty’s Tent to answer any question about learning to fly, choosing a flight school and making that first step toward becoming a licensed pilot.

“There are no dumb questions; we’re ready to give frank, real-world answers to any question about flight training,” says Eric Radtke, President of Sporty’s Academy. “We will have a dedicated corner in Sporty’s Tent and share our knowledge with these future pilots in a relaxed atmosphere. No sales pitches, no kidding.”

“We’re looking forward to fielding any question – from getting started to conquering basic maneuvers and no doubt some questions we’ve never heard before,” adds Radtke. “We will answer all questions with dignity and respect.”

Sporty’s CFIs are open to discuss topics beyond primary instruction – whether it’s adding a rating, preparing for a test, or resolving a difficulty with current training.

“Lapsed student pilots are also welcome,” says Radtke. “Individuals who dropped out of flight training often believe they have to start back at square one, but that’s often not the case. We will help with formulating a plan for their individual situation.”

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

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