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Learn to fly at Murfreesboro Airport

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Chapter 419 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EEA) will hold an International Learn To Fly Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Blvd.

International Learn to Fly Day was created to invite people interested in the world of flight to discover more by meeting local aviators and discovering the initial steps toward “living the dream” of personal flight. Nearly 600,000 people from all walks of life in the U.S. are licensed pilots, but millions more have dreamed of joining that group.

Those who attend this free event Saturday will discover learning to fly is not as time-consuming or expensive as they might think, Murfreesboro Municipal Airport Manager Chad Gehrke said. Pilots, flight instructors and aircraft owners will be available to discuss possibilities and the enjoyment of aviation.

“We will have a number of different avenues for people interested in aviation to explore.” Gehrke explained. “We will have pilots and aircraft owners that can share their experiences that they have had with aircraft ownership as well as representatives from the Mid-Tenn Flying Club to discuss the benefits of group aircraft ownership, Murfreesboro Aviation where you can rent aircraft, and even representatives from a local group that flies remote-controlled model aircraft.

“There are so many different ways you can get involved in aviation and we hope this event will be informative and allow people to make their dreams of flight a reality,” he added.

For more information about International Learn To Fly Day, contact Gehrke at the Airport, (615) 848-3254 or by email at cgehrke@murfreesborotn.gov.
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