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Tupper Law Firm PC supports general aviation. The firm is sponsoring a free Learn-to-Fly seminar for friends and neighbors at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on Sunday 10 March 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. All ages are welcome, there’s no fee to attend, and we’ll have all of the resources you need to find out how to get started.

Note: Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 AM on the day of the seminar. Please set your timepiece appropriately so that you don’t inadvertently show up an hour late!

  •  Meet local flight instructors, flight schools, pilots, and other aviation professionals.

  • Find out what’s involved in flight training and how to obtain your FAA private pilot certificate.

  • Find out what you can do with a pilot certificate. Lunch on Mackinac Island? Cruise over the fall colors? Amaze your friends and family? Yes, all this and more.

  • Learn about careers in aviation. (Yes, there’s a pilot shortage. Yes, it’s getting worse. Yes, the airlines are hiring. Yes, the pay is pretty good.) If you’re in high school or college right now, this is the best time in decades to consider a career in aviation.

  • Hear myths de-mystified. (It’s okay if you need glasses or contacts. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist. It’s not prohibitively expensive.)

  • You can start flight training at any age. Solo as young as 14 or 16 and get your private pilot certificate as young as 16 or 17. Or start in your 20s, 30, 40s, or later. Lots of people do.

  • Hear about new rules for medical certification. You get one exam by an FAA doctor and then you can either renew through the FAA or fly with only a basic medical exam by your own doctor. And, for some flight activities (pre-solo training or glider flying), you don’t need a medical exam at all.

  • Learn about developments in safety and reliability of aircraft and avionics – and improvements in safety training for pilots – that have improved aviation safety in recent years.

  • Learn about flying airplanes, gliders, or both.

  • Learn about the kinds of flying that you can do with the right training. Flying in the clouds? Absolutely. Flying upside down like the performers in airshows? You bet. Seaplanes? Yes indeed!

  • Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get answers.

  • Presentation by Civil Air Patrol, which features cadet programs for youth age 12-21 (including free orientation flights and opportunities for flight training) and pilot and non-pilot aircrew opportunities for search-and-rescue and other missions.